Re: Nasty Text Message
I would say more like; maybe. There are a lot of details not supplied that can make a world of difference.
First, you so not say what was in the original text. Simply sending a nasty text is not neccessarily illegal. I can call a person any name I want to and it would not be defamation..
If I call my ex GF a bitch, I have not defamed her as I do believe she is a bitch. opinion is not defamation.
if I told my ex's current husband that my GF used to be a hooker, not defamation because she was.
if I told my ex's husband she gave me HIV and it wasn;t true; defamatory
(the expamples are not based upon my reality)
So, depending what was originally texted, it may or may not be defamatory.
as to informing another about the pic on myspace? IF and only if the pics are defamatory, you may be liable for defamation because you would be guilty of disseminating defamatory information. Again, the truth is not defamatory.
Now, simply put, people do not go to jail for defamation. They get sued in civil court for damages. Second, the police do not investigate defamation cases which brings up the other possibility.
some sort or crime such as harassment or other similar crime. Depending on a lot of info not included here, harassment or some other crime could be possible although not likely based on the minimal contact presented here.
all-in-all I would say mom is bluffing. There is very little, if any way for the original texts to be linked to any specific person. You are speaking about a demo phone that is simply out on display where he texted the origianl message from, right? Very difficult to link your friend to the phone. Too many other possible users.
as to the second situation; like I said, most likely nothing criminal at all to begin with. If anything, a civil situation but unless those pics were somehow defamatory (as in the legal sense), there is nothing she can do.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.