What is the law on Telephone Harassment in Lenexa Municipal Court?


Harassment by electronic communication is the use of electronic communication for any of the following purposes:

  1. Making or transmitting any comment, request, suggestion, image, text or proposal which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent; or

  2. Initiating contact one or more times, whether or not conversation ensues, with the intent to abuse, threaten or harass any person.

  3. Repealed by Ordinance No. 5031

  4. Repealed by Ordinance No. 5031

  5. Repealed by Ordinance No. 5031

  6. Repealed by Ordinance No. 5031

  7. As used in this Section, electronic communication means a transfer or signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, optical cable, electromagnetic, photo-electronic, photo-optical system, or other similar means whether digital or analog, including but not limited to:

    1. A communication using electronic mail, instant messaging, network call, internet-based communication, telephone, telefacsimile communication, or electronic text messaging; and

    2. A communication made to a pager. 

Violation of this Section shall constitute a public offense and is punishable as set forth in Article 3-9-J of this Chapter.

Possible Punishment

*Class A Violations are punishable by up to 365 days in the Johnson County Jail, however, most Class A Violations are eligible for probation

You've been charged with Telephone Harassment in Lenexa Municipal Court, now what do you do?

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