Preventing anyone from using their phone often results in Obstruction of a Telephone Service charge. A woman was arrested after allegedly preventing someone from calling police. Apparently, the woman grabbed the phone out of the hands of someone who was calling emergency services, and smashed the phone on the ground to end the call. The woman then made threats to several police officers after she was arrested. In Denver, the woman would likely face charges of Obstruction of Telephone or Telegraph Service and Menacing.
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Obstruction of Telephone Service in Douglas and Jefferson County | Preventing a Phone Call is Obstruction of Phone Service
In Douglas County, Obstruction of Telephone or Telegraph Service, C.R.S. 18-9-306.5, charges occur whenever a person:
“…knowingly prevents, obstructs, or delays, by any means whatsoever, the sending, transmission, conveyance, or delivery in this state of any message, communication, or report by or through any telegraph or telephone line, wire, cable or other facility or any cordless, wireless, electronic, mechanical, or other device.”
Because the woman grabbed the phone out of someone's hands and smashed the phone onto the ground, it would be considered preventing, obstructing, or delaying a phone call. In Jefferson County, Obstruction of Telephone or Telegraph Service is a class 1 misdemeanor. A class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to eighteen months in the Jefferson County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines.
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