Conroe, Texas Criminal Lawyer Jim Sullivan Can Defend You if You’re So Twisted as to Create a Bogus Web Page of Your Love Rival to Harm Him or Her


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Conroe, Texas/Montgomery County Criminal Lawyer Jim Sullivan represents real people charged with all kinds of crimes, including Online Harassment.  If you need a serious Conroe, Texas criminal attorney, call Jim Sullivan right now at 281-546-6428.

Sec. 33.07.  ONLINE HARASSMENT.  (a)  A person commits an offense if the person uses the name or persona of another person to create a web page on or to post one or more messages on a commercial social networking site:(1)  without obtaining the other person’s consent; and(2)  with the intent to harm, defraud, intimidate, or threaten any person.(b)  A person commits an offense if the person sends an electronic mail, instant message, text message, or similar communication that references a name, domain address, phone number, or other item of identifying information belonging to any person:(1)  without obtaining the other person’s consent;(2)  with the intent to cause a recipient of the communication to reasonably believe that the other person authorized or transmitted the communication; and(3)  with the intent to harm or defraud any person.(c)  An offense under Subsection (a) is a felony of the third degree.  An offense under Subsection (b) is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a felony of the third degree if the actor commits the offense with the intent to solicit a response by emergency personnel.(d)  If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.(e)  It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor is any of the following entities or that the actor’s conduct consisted solely of action taken as an employee of any of the following entities:(1)  a commercial social networking site;(2)  an Internet service provider;(3)  an interactive computer service, as defined by 47 U.S.C. Section 230;(4)  a telecommunications provider, as defined by Section 51.002, Utilities Code; or(5)  a video service provider or cable service provider, as defined by Section 66.002, Utilities Code.(f)  In this section:(1)  “Commercial social networking site” means any business, organization, or other similar entity operating a website that permits persons to become registered users for the purpose of establishing personal relationships with other users through direct or real-time communication with other users or the creation of web pages or profiles available to the public or to other users.  The term does not include an electronic mail program or a message board program.(2)  “Identifying information” has the meaning assigned by Section 32.51.

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