Legal Question in Criminal Law in Georgia

civil or criminal

Are stalking, harrassment, and disorderly conduct (profanity to minors) considered criminal charges or must they be filed as civil complaints/charges?

Asked on 6/02/07, 8:34 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Scot Sikes Law Offices of Scot Sikes

Re: civil or criminal

Each of the offenses you cite ARE criminal in nature. If you experience any of these, you should strongly consider calling the police and filing a criminal complaint. On the other hand, you also have a right (on the civil side) to pursue a peace warrant or a restraining order to try to keep this person from victimizing you further.

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Answered on 6/03/07, 7:41 am

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