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Florida’s Laws on Using Electronic Communication to Threaten Bodily Injury or Death

Florida’s Laws on Using Electronic Communication to Threaten Bodily Injury or Death

In Florida it is unlawful for a person to write another person through an electronic communication, like an e-mail, text message or Facebook post, a threat to kill or do bodily harm to them or their family.  Under Florida General Statute 836.10 titled “Written threats to kill or to do bodily injury” the law simply states: “Any person who writes or composes and also sends or procures the sending of any letter, inscribed communication, or electronic communication, whether such letter or communication be signed or anonymous, to any person, containing a threat to kill or to do bodily injury to the person to whom such letter or communication is sent, or a threat to kill or do bodily injury to any member of the family of the person to whom… […]

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