Can I Sue the Person for Writing or Posting Statements or Pictures Online in Washington?

A Lawyer’s Perspective on Internet Misconduct: Suing and Filing Protection Orders in Washington State In Washington and the world in general, online harassment, stalking, false statements and and other intentional acts of online reputation damage is very much a problem. WIth the ability to publish to the world via the internet at everyone’s fingertips now … reputational damage,…

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Prosecuting or Suing People of Internet Misconduct

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Prosecuting People for Internet Misconduct by Starting a Criminal Case or Suing Them in Civil Court In Washington, when you are being harassed or abused by someone online, it is important to understand your different legal options.  Check our page on Can I Sue the Person for Writing or Posting…

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Telephone Harassment by Debt Collectors

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Telephone Harassment by Debt Collectors and Suits In some instances, the harassment you may be experiencing comes from debt collectors: the harassment may get so bad you want to hire a lawyer to sue. Before calling a lawyer’s office, review the federal regulations in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that…

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Defending People Accused of Internet Misconduct

A Washington Defense Lawyer’s Perspective on Defending People Accused of Internet Misconduct Overview Just as internet misconduct takes on many different forms, so too does the possible ways to defend oneself from accusations. You cannot simply ignore an accusation and hope it goes away, especially if it is false. It is important to have experienced…

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Civil Protection Orders vs. Criminal Charges

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Civil Protection Orders vs. Criminal Charges Overview For the majority of individuals, the most important distinctions between a civil protection order and a criminal charge are the direct potential ramifications of a criminal case vs a civil case. A criminal charge can produce a criminal conviction that carries a record, jail,…

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Telephone Harassment

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Telephone Harassment. Overview In Washington, the criminal charge of telephone harassment is very similar to cyberstalking except it only pertains to telephone calls. The criminal cyberstalking statute covers text messages, emails, and other electronic messages, even if they were sent with a cellular phone.  Keep in mind that there are also…

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Criminal Harassment | Stalking & the Internet

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Criminal Harassment, Stalking, Cyberstalking & the Internet Overview In any society, people have to deal with a lack of civility and bad manners.  That said, such behavior becomes criminalized when it reaches the law’s definition of harassment, or it can be addressed via civil protection orders when it falls just short of…

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Civil Harassment, Stalking & the Internet

A Washington lawyer’s perspective on the stalking, civil harassment, the internet and issues surrounding these kind of allegations based on experience. Overview Harassment and stalking are not recently developed types of behavior. These two behaviors have occurred in some form or another throughout history. However, with the new Internet age (making it easier to impulsively…

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