Minnesota Statute 609.78 Defines the crime of Interfering with EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALLS AND COMMUNICATIONS.
One of the most common charges is a Gross Misdemeanor. As shown in the statute:
“Whoever does the following is guilty of a gross misdemeanor: intentionally interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or interferes with an emergency call or who intentionally prevents or hinders another from placing an emergency call…”
Commonly this charge is related to a charge of domestic abuse, where a spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend tells the police that their significant other took their cell phone, and prevented an emergency call.
This is a serious charge with serious implications.
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