If a police officer tells me not to contact someone do I have to comply?
4 attorney answers
Being charged with telecommunications harassment and being convicted of telecommunications harassment are 2 very different things. With that being said, it's not worth the hassle that a criminal charge would bring if you continue contacting the person. I would recommend not contacting the person and to consult with a local attorney in your area. Good luck.
Hire an attorney and let the attorney sort through everything as opposed to you continuing to contact the person and only making things worse. The friendship may be over but that is life, no need to potentially cause yourself more grief.
Yes, the wise course is to avoid any further contact while the investigation is oingong
I am not an OH lawyer so I cannot comment on matters of OH law or procedure. However, had you asked this question in Florida, where I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney for nearly a quarter of a century, then I would say that you would be foolish to continue to "poke the bear".
What do you care about clearing things up? Leave it alone. This person has identified you as a criminal and the cops have at least enough doubt to NOT have arrested you. They told you to stay away and you apparently cannot help yourself so you are effectively asking, daring the cops even, to be arrested... this is called "poking the bear".
My advise (not being an OH lawyer not withstanding): Listen to the cops. Leave the alleged victim alone. If you are compelled to act then HIRE A LAWYER (caps intentional) and have a licensed and independent lawful third party communicate whatever message you feel must be communicated in a manner which cannot hurt you. If you continue to act on your own then you are, foolishly, asking for trouble.
All of that said, again I am not an OH lawyer and you are best advised to find a Dayton, OH area criminal defense lawyer, engage in a meaningful consultation and get yourself some advise which is legally sound and has been custom tailored to meet your needs in your case.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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