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Legal Statutes: Connecticut

UPDATED January 10, 2017

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Part XIV. Breach of the Peace, Harassment and Related Offenses(Refs & Annos)

back to top§ 53a-183. Harassment in the second degree: Class C misdemeanor

(a) A person is guilty of harassment in the second degree when: (1) By telephone, he addresses another in or uses indecent or obscene language; or (2) with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person, he communicates with a person by telegraph or mail, by electronically transmitting a facsimile through connection with a telephone network, by computer network, as defined in section 53a-250, or by any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or (3) with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person, he makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm.

(b) For purposes of this section such offense may be deemed to have been committed either at the place where the telephone call was made, or at the place where it was received.

(c) The court may order any person convicted under this section to be examined by one or more psychiatrists.

(d) Harassment in the second degree is a class C misdemeanor.
(1969, P.A. 828, § 185, eff. Oct. 1, 1971; 1971, P.A. 871, § 44; 1989, P.A. 89-103, § 2; 1990, P.A. 90-282, § 2; 1995, P.A. 95-143, § 2.)