The charge of Interfering With A 911 Call is often added to assault and domestic assault charges or any other situation where one party would not want emergency services to be called. Prosecutors take this charge very seriously. After being charged with 911 call interference you face an uphill battle if you hope to receive a favorable outcome. Luckily, you can overcome this charge with the help of a qualified attorney.
Understanding 911 Interference
The definition of Interfering With A 911 Emergency Call is: “intentionally interrupting, disrupting, impeding, or interfering with an emergency call or intentionally preventing or hindering another from placing an emergency call.” The most important part of this statute is that the action must be intentional, which can be difficult to prove in some circumstances. It must also be proven that an emergency did exist at the time the caller attempted to make or did make the call.
It is a gross misdemeanor to interfere with someone’s 911 emergency call. There are both criminal and collateral consequences of a 911 Interference conviction: you can face jail time, fines, lost wages and issues at work, time away from family, and more. A conviction can mean up to one year in jail and a $3,000 fine. The stakes are very high in a case like this, so you should seek professional assistance from a criminal defense attorney as soon as you are charged with this crime.
Attorneys for Interfering With 911 Call Charges in Minnesota
Sieben Edmunds Miller is a law firm focused on criminal defense, including defending those who have been charged with Interfering With A 911 Emergency Call. Working with our attorneys on your case means you will have understanding yet fierce advocates who take the time to analyze your case and consider all the variables involved while formulating your defense. Contact us by calling (651) 994-6744 so we can get started.