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

9.11.120 Harassment by Telecommunications Device.

Harassment by telecommunications is the use of:

A. A telecommunications device to:

1. knowingly make or transmit any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, image or text which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, or indecent;

2. make or transmit a call, whether or not conversation ensues, with the intent to abuse, threaten or harass any person at the receiving end;

3. make or transmit any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, image or text with the intent to abuse, threaten or harass any person at the receiving end;

4. make or cause to a telecommunication device to repeatedly ring or activate with the intent to harass any person at the receiving end;

5. knowingly play any recording on a telephone, except recordings such as weather information or sports information, when the number thereof is dialed, unless the person or group playing the recording shall be identified and state that it is a recording; or

6. knowingly permit any telecommunications device under one’s control to be used in violation of this Section.

B. Telefacsimile communication to send or transmit such communication to a court in the state of Kansas for a use other than court business, with no requirement of culpable mental state.

Harassment by telecommunications device is a Class A Public Offense. (Ord. 15-66 § 20, 2015; Ord. 11-47 § 10, 2011; Ord. 93-09 § 23, 1993; Ord. 83-75 § 2, 1983.)

What do I do if I've been charged with Telephone Harassment in Olathe Municipal Court?

You're already doing the right thing. If you've been charged with telephone harassment you need to find out what the law is and what you are up against. The next step after educating yourself on what the law is, would be to sit down with an experienced criminal defense lawyer and go over possible defenses and strategies to get yourself out of this trouble. Here is a link to some more in depth information regarding telephone harassment charges in the State of Kansas.