Depriving or Interfering with the Use of 911 Calls
Speak with a Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence and abuse are not considered just a private family matter in Florida. It is a criminal offense and when called to handle a case of domestic violence, the police will arrest someone. If, while attempting to make a 911 call, or to contact the police, someone attempts to interfere, disconnect or prevent another from making a 911 call, they will be charged with tampering with a witness under Florida Statute FSS 914.22(e).
If you or a loved one has been charged with tampering with a witness or domestic violence you should speak to a Tampa criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger. Contact us so that we can advise you of your legal rights and develop a plan for a successful case resolution.
Penalties for Interfering with 911 Calls
Domestic violence charges are often difficult to prove because of the conflicting testimony and lack of physical evidence. Because the charges can have severe consequences on the person charged, it is important to understand your legal rights and what steps can be taken to defend you against the charges.
This charge is often more serious than the charge that the alleged witness or victim was calling to report:
- If the alleged victim was calling to report a misdemeanor battery, the tampering charge would be a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
- If the alleged victim or witness was calling to report a felony battery, the tampering charge would be a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
You should speak with a qualified and experienced domestic violence defense attorney who can explain the legal issues and how to protect your rights.
Protect Your Rights with The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger!
We are prepared to provide you with the thorough research and preparation that is necessary to provide an aggressive defense in a domestic violence case. We have many years of trial experience handling complex and serious charges. We are prepared to represent your best interests and protect your legal rights against the prosecution's charges. When police arrive at a home to investigate domestic violence they will arrest someone, often without any real cause or proof but simply to put an end to the disturbance and separate the parties involved.
For the person arrested it can cause all manner of restrictions and difficulties including not being allowed to return to their own home. If you have been charged with domestic violence do not make any statement without first contacting a lawyer. Call our offices for immediate legal help and protect your rights.
Contact a Tampa domestic violence attorney
if you have been charged with domestic violence. We can protect your rights and provide you with an effective and aggressive defense.