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Cyberharassment Attorney / Cyber Stalking Lawyer
Cyberharassment. Cyber harassment is a violation of many laws with a likelihood of imprisonment and/or damages and/or a restraining order. Cyber harassment is also known as cyber stalking. Cyber stalking is the regulation of cyber harassment on the Internet. Unfortunately because cyberharassment can be completely anonymous through the Internet, the government is likely to investigate an innocent individual. Moreover, many attorneys do not have the background and/or knowledge to successfully defend or sue a in matters of cyberharassment or cyber stalking. Someone involved with cyber harassment or cyber stalking needs the expertise of a strong Internet attorney.
What is cyber harassment?
Cyberharassment is generally defined as not involving a realistic threat. Cyberharassment usually pertains to obnoxious or threatening or harassing email messages, instant messages, or to blog entries or websites dedicated solely to tormenting an individual. Some states approach cyberharrassment by including language addressing electronic communications in general harassment statutes, while others have created stand-alone cyberharassment statutes.
Many states have enacted "cyberharassment" laws or have laws that explicitly include electronic forms of communication within more traditional harassment laws. In addition, recent concerns about protecting victims from online harassment have led states to enact "cyber harassment" laws. This chart identifies only state laws that include specific references to electronic communication. However, other state laws may still apply to those who harass, threaten or bully others online, although specific language may make the laws easier to enforce. This chart classifies the various state laws addressing these three different types of online behaviors, as described below.
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