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A person is guilty of this offense if they make an anonymous phone call that is likely to harass, annoy, embarrass or harass another.


In addition, repeated phone calls with the intent to harass, torment, embarrass, annoy or abuse another is sufficient for a conviction. An obscene, lewd, indecent, or filthy request, suggestion, or proposal by telephone qualifies as telephone misuse. 


A person that violates the telephone misuse or telephone harassment section is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be subject to a maximum of three years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $500.00. Telephone harassment and telephone misuse is frequently associated with domestic disputes and can often be used by the alleged victim to obtain a peace order or a protective order. For more information about Maryland family law please click here.


If you have been charged with telephone misuse please call Bowie lawyer, Maria Patterson, at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at her Prince George's County office. The Law Office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott is conveniently located in Bowie on Melford Boulevard, which is an exit off of the intersection of Route 50 and Route 301. For more information about the possible imposition of a protective order please click here. Bowie criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson, handles telephone misuse cases in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Charles, Montgomery, Howard, and Calvert Counties.

Bowie lawyer, Maria Patterson, handles telephone misuse criminal cases that often arise out of domestic or couple's disputes.

Telephone misuse or telephone harassment is a misdemeanor that is under the umbrella of stalking and harassment crimes.  Finding a top rated telephone misuse lawyer in Bowie is critical if you have been criminally charged.


Telephone Misuse Lawyer in Bowie

17251 Melford Boulevard, Suite 101

Bowie, MD 20715 US

301-383-1525​