Interference with an Emergency Telephone Call
Georgetown Criminal Defense Lawyer
Under the Texas Penal Code, if you prevent or interfere with another person who is trying to place an emergency phone call, you may be charged with a misdemeanor. This is generally charged as a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in a county jail, probation of up to two years, and fines of up to $4,000. If you are facing criminal charges of this kind in Williamson County, you should contact my offices to arrange a consultation with me at your earliest opportunity. I am a criminal defense attorney in Georgetown who can provide capable legal representation and will work diligently on your behalf to achieve a case dismissal, reduced charges, and/or reduced penalties. I have handled hundreds of criminal cases and am thoroughly familiar with the local courts and court procedure.
Per the Penal Code governing this crime, it is a criminal offense to knowingly prevent or interfere or to render unusable a phone that would otherwise be used by a person to place an emergency call or a call for assistance from the police, a medical facility or other agency whose primary purpose is to render assistance for public safety. If you have been convicted of this offense before, you can be charged with a state jail felony. Under this section of the Penal Code, an emergency is described as any condition or circumstance in which an individual is in fear of imminent assault or where property is believed to be in imminent danger, damage or destruction.
In any criminal matter such as this, it is crucial that you have the professional legal services of a lawyer to ensure that your legal rights are protected, that you are treated fairly throughout the criminal process and that you have an effective defense.