Interfering With An Emergency Call
Interfering with 911 services potentially puts lives at risk. A criminal charge related to any attempt to interfere with these services is a gross misdemeanor. This is a serious accusation and requires the knowledge and experience of a Minneapolis 911 interference lawyer.
If you have been accused of interfering with ambulance/emergency medical service providers or a fire department/police response to an emergency 911 call, you could soon be facing up to $1,000 in fines and one year in prison.
A conviction and resulting criminal record can cause future issues when background checks are required, such as finding a place to live or a job. You could also have difficulty going back to school to further your education or obtaining a loan from a financial institution.
What Does The Prosecution Need To Prove?
The prosecution will initiate an aggressive case against you. However, they do have the burden of proof, as they must prove the act was intentional and not accidental.
Some of the issues that can come about in such a case include what exactly constitutes an emergency. It is not uncommon for a person to call an emergency number for a situation that they perceive to be an emergency. The emergency service may not see it that way and accuse the individual of interference.
Get Skilled Representation
Rather than simply admitting to the charges to move on, you need to seek proper representation to limit the consequences.
Call 612-915-0355 or send an email to speak with a board-certified criminal defense attorney Bruce Rivers. Case evaluations are of no charge and are really the only way to fully understand your legal options.