2014 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 6 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 5 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
ARTICLE 2 - HINDERING GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
6-5-212. Interference with emergency calls; interference with emergency reporting system.


WY Stat § 6-5-212 (2014) What's This?

6-5-212. Interference with emergency calls; interference with emergency reporting system.

(a) A person commits a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both, if he knowingly obstructs, prevents, hinders or otherwise interferes with the making or completion of a telephone call to a 911 emergency reporting system or other telephone or radio communication by another person to any law enforcement agency to request protection or other assistance from the law enforcement agency or to report the commission of a crime.

(b) A person commits a misdemeanor if he knowingly calls a 911 emergency reporting system for a purpose other than to report a situation that he reasonably believes requires prompt service in order to preserve or protect human life or health or property.

(c) For purposes of this article "911 emergency reporting system" means as defined by W.S. 16-9-102(a)(iv).

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