Denton Interfering with Emergency Call Lawyer

Interfering with an emergency call is considered as a grave matter in Denton and throughout Texas. If a person is attempting to call the police, preventing him or her from doing so is illegal. The The Goolsby Law Firm and Attorney Mike Goolsby have the unique knowledge that is needed to protect your rights in court. If you have any concern about interfering with emergency call, contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm to set up a free consultation about your case.

Under the state Penal Code, preventing or interfering with the attempt of a person to make an emergency call could be treated as misdemeanor. In general, the offense is a class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum of one year in county jail, a maximum fine of 4,000 dollars and maximum two year probation. If you are charged with this kind of offense in Denton or other areas of North Texas, contact our office as soon as you can. We can provide you with skilled representation and will strive on your behalf to have the case dismissed or reduce the accusation to a lesser charge or penalty. We have dealt with countless interfering with emergency call cases and are knowledgeable of the courts and legal procedure followed in North Texas.

According to the Penal Code governing the offense, it is a crime to interfere or prevent or render a phone unusable, which could have been used by a person to make an emergency call or summon assistance from a medical facility, police or other entities that provide public safety. If you have a previous conviction for the same offense, you could be charged with state jail felony. Under this section, emergency is defined as any circumstance or condition where a person fears there is imminent danger of being assaulted or a property is in imminent damage or destruction.

The prosecution has to prove a lot of things in order to bring a charge of interfering with emergency call against you successfully. They will try to establish that you have threatened battery or bodily harm or uttered threats. The Goolsby Law Firm will fight the case of the prosecution against you. We are going to work closely with you to show that there is no imminent assault or danger to the supposed victim. Essentially, the state must prove the following in order to establish the offense. These are:

  • Knowing
  • Interference or prevention of the capability of another person to make
  • An emergency call

Rude or irresponsible acts are not criminalized under this law. Interfering with emergency call is usually made with an assault charge although not always. In defending against the accusation, it is crucial to find out if the prosecution can establish that:

  • The accused was knowingly attempting to stop an emergency call from being made
  • Whether the call was indeed an emergency as defined under the law

The Goolsby Law Firm has successfully handled cases of interfering with emergency call in North Texas. If you have been charged with the offense in the Denton area, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation immediately.