I was told today that my criminal harassment charges against Bill Schmalfeldt are going to be dismissed tomorrow morning by the Maryland State’s Attorney office. I asked why and the Attorney said he believed that the statue allowed Bill Schmalfeldt to email whenever he wanted because it contains an exception for ‘providing information.’ The attorney said that since Bill Schmalfeldt has a blog and a Blog Talk Radio show, he has the right to email me as much as he wants.
Needless to say, my wife and I are disappointed by this decision and disagree with this State’s Attorney on his interpretation of the law, which seems to be contradicted by the statements of judges and as I understand it, even Mr. Schmalfeldt’s own attorney.
By this standard, all that anyone needs to do in order to legally harass someone in Maryland is start a blog and then they are free to have as much direct electronic contact as they desire, no matter how annoying, threatening or otherwise. I asked the State’s Attorney if this was true in his opinion and he said it was.
In our meeting, it was clear that the State’s Attorney had made up his mind before I walked in the door and he asked for no proof of my allegations set forth in the charging document.
The Attorney also knew and mentioned that I was ‘in town for CPAC.’