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October 10, 2019

What is the legal definition of telephone harassment in Idaho?

For the purposes of getting a protection order, telephone harassment is defined as using the telephone to communicate a threat to inflict injury or physical harm to you or any member of your family with the intent to terrify, threaten, or intimidate you.1 Note: This definition is different than the criminal definition of use of telephone to annoy, terrify, threaten, intimidate, harass or offend.2

1 I.C. § 18–7907(1)(b)
2 See I.C. § 18-6710