The listed Improper Telephone Communications charge below is an offense prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court. It is a misdemeanor offense. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. Mr. Barkemeyer is skilled and experienced at handling misdemeanors is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact him at (225) 964-6720 if you or someone you know has a criminal charge in City Court.
No person shall:
Engage in or institute a telephone call, telephone conversation, or telephone conference, with another person, anonymously or otherwise, and therein use obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion orproposal of an obscene nature or threaten any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person.
Make repeated telephone communications anonymously or otherwise in a manner reasonable expected to annoy, abuse, torment, harass, embarrass, or offend another, whether or not conversation ensues.
Make a telephone call and intentionally fail to hang up or disengage the connection.
Engage in a telephone call, conference, or recorded communication by using obscene language, when by making a graphic description of a sexual act, and the offender knows or reasonably should know that such obscene or graphic language is directed to, or will be heard by, a minor. Lack of knowledge of age shall not constitute a defense.
Knowingly permit any telephone under his control to be used for any purpose prohibited by this section.
Any offense committed by use of a telephone as set forth in this section shall be deemed to have been committed at either the place where the telephone call or calls originated or at the place where the telephone call or calls were received.
Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($ 500.00), or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months.
(Ord. No. 11682, § 6, 3-8-00)