Penalty For Interference With 911 Call

What Is The Penalty For Interference With 911 Or Emergency Call?

- RJ, Texas

Answer:

Interference with 911 or emergency call is a Class “A” misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in the county jail unless the person charged has been previously convicted of interference with 911 or emergency call. If they have a previous conviction then the punishment is for a state jail felony, 180 days to 2 years in the state jail.

There are two main ways to commit this offense. One is by preventing the person from contacting with emergency services or interfering with the person trying to contact emergency services.

This could be done by physically keeping the person from using the phone. The second way to commit the offense is by destroying a phone the person is trying to use to contact 911 services.

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