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Cyber Harassment in the Digital Age


Recently, cyber harassment has been in the news as a result of reality tv personality, Blac Chyna, filing a Domestic Violence Complaint in the State of California against Rob Kardashian, also a reality tv personality, and the father of her child. Allegedly, Mr. Kardashian posted nude photos of Ms. Chyna, among other posts, in connection with his accusations that she was involved with another man. While this drama is now playing out for the nation to watch, it is a relevant and important topic, as more and more individuals are taking to social media sites, such as Facebook and Instagram, to share with the world when they are happy, sad, and/or angry. But be warned, based upon the newest crime under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, cyber harassment, posting angry or negative feelings that may rise to the level of cyber harassment could have long term consequences, including the issuance of a Restraining Order.

Under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, an individual can qualify for the protections of a Restraining Order if they are a victim of certain crimes, including cyber harassment.

Cyber harassment is committed if a person threatens to inflict injury or harm to another, knowingly sends, posts, comments, suggests, lewd, indecent, or obscene material about another individual with an intent, to emotionally harm that person, or threatens to commit a crime against another person or persons property via an electronic device or through a social media networking site.

If you or someone you know or love has been a victim of cyber harassment, or you are facing these serious charges, it is best to have an experienced attorney on your side. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Amdur, Maggs & Dugan, P.C. are well versed in all areas of Domestic Violence and are able and willing to provide you with the legal advice you need.

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