Client was accused of cursing and threatening a business over the telephone, a misdemeanor criminal offense under VA Code 18.2-427. Result: criminal charge was DROPPED at first hearing.

In the General District Court for the County of Fairfax: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia.


§ 18.2-427. Use of profane, threatening, or indecent language over public airways or by other methods.
Any person who uses obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or makes any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threatens any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, over any telephone or citizens band radio, in this Commonwealth, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.”Over any telephone” includes, for purposes of this section, any electronically transmitted communication producing a visual or electronic message that is received or transmitted by cellular telephone or other wireless telecommunications device.

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