2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-429 - Causing telephone to ring with intent to annoy

18.2-429. Causing telephone to ring with intent to annoy.

Any person who, with or without intent to communicate but with intent toannoy any other person, causes any telephone or digital pager, not his own,to ring or to otherwise signal, and any person who permits or condones theuse of any telephone under his control for such purpose shall be guilty of aClass 3 misdemeanor.

Any person who, with or without intent to converse, but with intent to annoy,harass, hinder or delay emergency personnel in the performance of theirduties as such, causes a telephone to ring, which is owned or leased for thepurpose of receiving emergency calls by a public or private entity providingfire, police or emergency medical service, and any person who knowinglypermits the use of a telephone under his control for such purpose, shall beguilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(Code 1950, 18.1-238.2; 1962, c. 495; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1989, c. 59; 1995,cc. 410, 478, 791.)

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