Interference with Public Duties in Texas

Austin Interference with Public Duties Attorney Jason Trumpler


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It is a crime to interfere with the duties of a public servant in the State of Texas. Examples of public servants include individuals such as police officers, EMS, firefighters, or an individual responsible for “assessing, enacting, or enforcing public health, environmental, radiation, or safety measure for the state or a county/municipality.” If law enforcement deems that you acted with criminal negligence in interfering with one of the aforementioned individuals’ jobs, you may be charged with the crime of interference with public duty.

If you or someone that you know has been charged with the crime of interfering with public duties, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help fight for the best possible outcome on your case. Jason Trumpler has close to 20 years of experience and knows the intricacies of the law. Contact our office today at (512) 359-3300.

Potential Consequences

Typically, interference with public duties is a Class B Misdemeanor.

If you are convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor, you could face:

• Up to 6-months in jail and/or
• A fine of up to $2,000

There are certain defenses to the crime of interfering with public duties. For example, if you interfere with your voice only as opposed to physical contact, this is not considered a crime.

Contact Us at (512) 359-3300

Jason Trumpler has close to 20 years of dedicated criminal law experience, and currently practices in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Bell, Hays, and Bastrop. We will examine your case and fight for the best possible outcome to protect your integrity and future. Contact us today at (512) 359-3300.