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Connecticut

Last updated: July 23, 2012

Sec. 53a-182b. Harassment in the first degree: Class D felony.

    (a) A person is guilty of harassment in the first degree when, with the intent to harass, annoy, alarm or terrorize
    another person, he threatens to kill or physically injure that person or any other person, and communicates
    such threat by telephone, or by telegraph, mail, computer network, as defined in section 53a-250, or any other
    form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm and has been convicted of a
    capital felony, a class A felony, a class B felony, except a conviction under section 53a-86 or 53a-122, a class
    C felony, except a conviction under section 53a-87, 53a-152 or 53a-153, or a class D felony under sections
    53a-60 to 53a-60c, inclusive, 53a-72a, 53a-72b, 53a-95, 53a-103, 53a-103a, 53a-114, 53a-136 or 53a-216.
    For the purposes of this section, "convicted" means having a judgment of conviction entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.

    (b) For purposes of this section, such offense may be deemed to have been committed either at the place
    where the telephone call was made or where it was received.

    (c) The court may order any person convicted under this section to be examined by one or more psychiatrists.

    (d) Harassment in the first degree is a class D felony.

Sec. 53a-183. Harassment in the second degree: Class C misdemeanor.

    (a) A person is guilty of harassment in the second degree when:
      (1) By telephone, he addresses another in or uses indecent or obscene language; or
      (2) with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person, he communicates with a person by telegraph or
      mail, by electronically transmitting a facsimile through connection with a telephone network, by
      computer network, as defined in section 53a-250, or by any other form of written communication, in a
      manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
      (3) with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person, he makes a telephone call, whether or not a
      conversation ensues, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm.

    (b) For purposes of this section such offense may be deemed to have been committed either at the place where the
    telephone call was made, or at the place where it was received.

    (c) The court may order any person convicted under this section to be examined by one or more psychiatrists.

    (d) Harassment in the second degree is a class C misdemeanor.