Liberty, Texas Criminal Lawyer Jim Sullivan Can Defend You on Interference with Emergency Telephone Call or Any Other Crime


Liberty, Texas Criminal Lawyer Jim Sullivan has practiced criminal law for over 17 years in Liberty county and throughout the state of Texas.  If you need a serious Liberty, Texas Criminal Trial Attorney, you can call Jim Sullivan right now at 281-546-6428.

Cell PhoneInterference with Emergency Telephone Call is a serious misdemeanor offense for first time offenders.  If convicted, a person could receive up to one year in jail.  For someone who has previously been convicted, it is a state jail felony and the punishment range is from six months to two years in a state jail.

TEXAS PENAL CODE

Sec. 42.062.  INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALL.  (a)  An individual commits an offense if the individual knowingly prevents or interferes with another individual’s ability to place an emergency telephone call or to request assistance in an emergency from a law enforcement agency, medical facility, or other agency or entity the primary purpose of which is to provide for the safety of individuals.(b)  An individual commits an offense if the individual recklessly renders unusable a telephone that would otherwise be used by another individual to place an emergency telephone call or to request assistance in an emergency from a law enforcement agency, medical facility, or other agency or entity the primary purpose of which is to provide for the safety of individuals.(c)  An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a state jail felony if the actor has previously been convicted under this section.(d)  In this section, “emergency” means a condition or circumstance in which any individual is or is reasonably believed by the individual making a telephone call to be in fear of imminent assault or in which property is or is reasonably believed by the individual making the telephone call to be in imminent danger of damage or destruction.

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