In an emergency, people call 911 for help. If they are prevented from doing so by someone, then in Texas, that’s a crime. In fact, interfering with an emergency call in the state can have some serious legal consequences that many people are unaware of.
Here’s what you need to know about interfering with an emergency call in Texas: what it is and the penalties associated with it if found guilty.
What is an Emergency Call?
To understand what it means to interfere with an emergency call, it’s important to first understand what an emergency call is.
For the purposes of the Texas Penal Code that makes it illegal to interfere with an emergency call, an emergency is defined [...]