A charge of interference with a 911 call is taken very seriously in Texas because it is thought to place the life or health of another person in jeopardy. This charge often arises during domestic disputes and is sometimes accompanied by family violence charges. Although interfering with a 911 call is normally treated as a misdemeanor, in some cases it can be prosecuted as a felony. In order to make a successful case, the prosecutor has several elements to prove before you can be convicted, such as:
Normally, the offense of interference with a 911 call is a Class A misdemeanor, the most serious form of misdemeanor that is available under Texas law. Even though it is only a misdemeanor, you could be sentenced to a year in jail and be required to pay a fine of up to $4,000. If you have been convicted of this offense at least once before, the prosecutor can seek a conviction as a state jail felony, which would mean 180 days to 2 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Whether convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, you might also be forbidden to own or possess a firearm.
A charge of interfering with a 911 call is serious business in Texas, and it always carries the possibility of significant jail time. Your fate doesn’t have to be placed into the hands of a Texas state prosecutor, however. If you have been charged or merely accused of interference with a 911 call, you need to seek legal counsel right away. I will fight for every inch of ground in your case, and I will relentlessly cross-examine your accusers. Call Corley Legal, PLLC any time, day or night, 7 days a week, for an initial consultation on your case. I can be reached in either San Antonio or Austin and surrounding counties at (210) 444-2889 / (512) 444-2889.