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November 8, 2018

What is the legal definition of telephone harassment in Idaho?

Telephone harassment is when the abuser, with the intent to annoy, terrify, threaten, intimidate, harass, or offend you, calls you or someone else and:

  • speaks to you (or about you) using obscene, lewd or profane language, or makes any request, suggestion, or proposal which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, or indecent;
  • speaks to another person and makes any threat to injure or physically harm that person, his/her property, his/her family member, or any other person; or
  • uses repeated telephone calls to disturb (or try to disturb) the peace, quiet, or right of privacy of you or anyone else located where the phone calls are received. Note: It doesn’t matter if the calls are made anonymously (or not) or if a conversation actually takes place (or not).1

1 I.C. § 18-6710(1)