Obscene, Harassing or Threatening Calls
It is illegal to place harassing calls according to Arkansas Statute 41-2910. Contact your local police or telephone company for help.
According to Statute 41-2910, a person commits the offense of harassing communications with purpose to harass, annoy or alarm another person if he or she:
- communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, or other means, in a manner likely to harass, annoy, or cause alarm; or
- makes a telephone call or causes a telephone to ring repeatedly with no purpose of legitimate communication, whether or not a conversation ensues; or
- knowingly permits any telephone under his control to be used for any purpose prohibited by this section.
Offenses involving use of telephones may be prosecuted in the county in which the defendant was located when he or she used a telephone, or in the county in which the telephone made to ring by the defendant was located.
Harassing communications is a class A misdemeanor.