Stalking & Telephone Threats


An act committed by a person, who on more than one occasion engages in conduct directed at another person with the intent to place, or when he knows or reasonably should know that the conduct places that other person in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault, or bodily injury to that other person or to that other person's family or household member is guilty of stalking. (VA State § 18 2, 1960.3)

If you are a victim of stalking you ought to never assume that you are overreacting. Call the police and report anytime that you suspect an incident of stalking. Keep a journal of the stalking incidents, dates, times, places, and/or events etc. Try to identify as much as you can about the stalker, without placing yourself in harms way. Remember to save any gifts, objects, photos, printed emails, recorded phone conversations or messages, this is all good evidence. Use self protection, such as pepper spray, personal alarm, self defense class, and always make sure your doors are closed. Go to a magistrate or judge and obtain a protective order.

Telephone Threats & Excessive Phone Calls

If any person shall use obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, over any telephone or citizens band radio, in this Commonwealth, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Any person who, with or without intent to communicate but with intent to annoy any other person, causes any telephone or digital pager, not his own, to ring or to otherwise signal, and any person who permits or condones the use of any telephone under his control for such purpose shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Any person who, with or without intent to converse, but with intent to annoy, harass, hinder or delay emergency personnel in the performance of their duties as such, causes a telephone to ring, which is owned or leased for the purpose of receiving emergency calls by a public or private entity providing fire, police or emergency medical service, and any person who knowingly permits the use of a telephone under his control for such purpose, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (VA State § 18.2-427 and VA State § 18.2-429)