Internet & Cyber Misconduct

Lifting Permanent Protection Orders

A Washington Civil Lawyer’s Opinion on How to Remove or Lift Permanent Civil Protection Orders In Washington, the legislature created civil protection orders to solve a social problem … how to end disputes that don’t rise to criminal behavior but legally present as domestic violence or as harassment or stalking according to Washington law. While a…

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Can I Sue the Person Writing the Statements Online?

A Washington Civil Lawyer’s Perspective on Prosecuting People of Internet Misconduct by Starting a Criminal Case or Suing Them in Civil Court In Washington, some instances, online harassment can reach a point where you consider suing the individual writing the statements. The online statements could fall under a variety of different civil action theories, including…

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Prosecuting or Suing People of Internet Misconduct

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Prosecuting People of 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 options from a civil and criminal lawyer’s perspective. Overview Unless it may put you in…

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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 In Washington, civil protection order cases are different than criminal cases in a variety of ways. Conduct which may result in a criminal charge may not necessarily meet the criteria necessary to obtain a specific type of civil protection order. Similarly, simply because…

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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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