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Interference With Emergency Request for Assistance in Texas By Jason Trumpler, P.C. on June 04, 2020

Interfering with an Emergency Call Lawyer in Austin, Texas

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According to the Texas Penal Code, the State will charge you 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, and someone decides to call the police. The State may also charge you with interference of an emergency call if you prevent someone from calling an ambulance or the fire department. It’s not uncommon for the State to file interfering with an emergency call charges concurrently with other crimes, like assault or assault causing bodily injury family violence.
If the State has accused you or someone you know with interfering with an emergency call, a reliable legal counsel can help your chances of getting your charges reduced or ultimately 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 the State has accused you of interfering with a person who is trying to make an emergency call, you may be facing a Class A Misdemeanor.
If you are convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor, potential consequences may include:
  • Up to 1-year in Jail
  • Fine Up to $4,000
  • A permanent conviction on your record
However, if previously convicted of interfering with an emergency call before, you may be accused of a State Jail Felony, which carries a sentence of Six Months to One Year in the State Jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

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Robust and 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 law from charges. He has 20 years of criminal law experience, and currently practices in the following Central Texas counties: Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Bastrop, Burnet, Comal, Bell, Lee, Coryell, and Hays. Contact our office today at 512-457-5200.

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