Interference With Emergency Request for Assistance in Texas

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Posted on: September 4, 2016
Interfering with an Emergency Call Lawyer in Austin, Texas
 

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According to the Texas Penal Code, you may be charged with interfering with an emergency call if you “knowingly prevent or interfere with another individual’s ability to place an emergency call or request assistance.” This includes any type of electronic communication – not only a telephone call, but an email, text, etc. Most individuals accused of interfering with an emergency call are in some type of altercation where the police are being called, but you may also be charged with interference of an emergency call if you prevent someone from calling an ambulance or the fire department. It’s not uncommon for interfering with an emergency call to be filed concurrently with other charges, like assault or assault causing bodily injury family violence.
 
If you or someone you know has been charged with interfering with an emergency call, a strong legal counsel can help your chances of getting your charges reduced or completely dismissed. Additionally, your attorney may help you qualify for special diversion programs you may not have been made aware of. Call the Law Office of Jason Trumpler today at 512-457-5200.
 
 
Potential Consequences
 
If you have been accused with interfering with a person who is trying to make an emergency call, you may be charged with a class A misdemeanor. 
 
If you are convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor, potential consequences may include:
 
Up to 1-year in jail
Up to a $4,000 fine
A permanent conviction on your record
 
However, if you have been convicted of interfering with an emergency call before, you may be accused of a state jail felony, which carries a sentence of 6-months to 1-year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. 
 
Contact Us at 512-457-5200
 
Strong, competent defense counsel will look at all aspects of your case to determine your best course of action. Criminal defense attorney Jason Trumpler has successfully defended hundreds of individuals in a court of a law from charges. He has over 15-years of criminal law experience, and currently practices in Central Texas counties such as Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Bastrop, Burnet, Comal, Bell, Lee, Coryell, and Hays. Contact our office today at 512-457-5200.
 

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