Can you sue for harassment in Texas? Well, when we’re looking at things from the criminal law perspective, we’re not looking at cases involving people suing each other like in civil court, where someone sues somebody else for money damages. And you could certainly sue someone in civil court for harassing you or for harassment and try to get a judgment for some amount of money.
But under the criminal law, there is an offense called harassment. That might be like harassing somebody by causing their phone to ring repeatedly over and over and over., and that’s the offense of harassment.
So, a person could have called the police and have someone else arrested and charged criminally with harassment. So, there is the crime of harassment in Texas. A person might sue in civil court for that, but a person can also be charged criminally with the offense of harassment.
In Texas, harassment can be charged as a criminal offense in both civil and criminal court. While civil court can involve suing someone for money damages, the criminal law addresses explicitly harassing behavior, such as repeatedly ringing a phone. Committing the offense can lead to arrest and criminal charges, and authorities can pursue it in civil and criminal court.