How a Text Can Put You in Jail

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It’s not just texting while driving that can get one in trouble.

If an Order of Protection has been issued against a person, a text can put that person in jail…if you don’t have sufficient bail money.

Consider this Harvard Police report:


On 12-22-15 at 2110 hrs, Brittanie L. Wilson (f-23 yoa) 112 W. Brink St. Apt #2, Harvard, IL, was arrest[ed] for Violation of An Order of Protection after she violated the order of protection by sending electronic communications to the victim via her cell phone.

Wilson was transported to the McHenry County Jail in lieu of bond.


How a Text Can Put You in Jail — 1 Comment

  1. There’s no difference between sending a text, email, or calling on a cell phone or landline.

    It’s all defined as “electronic communication”.

    And, in general, if you don’t have enough money to cover the bail for any criminal charge, you aren’t going anywhere.

    Been that way for awhile.

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