Obstructing The Report Of A Crime
All the players in the Criminal Justice System take Obstructing the Report of a Crime cases very seriously. Obstructing the Report of a Crime typically occurs when one person is attempting to use a phone to summons law enforcement but is prohibited from doing so by another, usually by a show of force or intimidation.
Assume that Kristin and Marc are having a heated argument. The verbal argument turns physical. Kristin kicks Marc where the sun doesn’t shine. Incensed, Marc reaches for his cell phone in an effort to call the police. As Marc is dialing 911 Kristin swats the cell phone out of his hands. Kristin will be charged with Obstructing the Report of a Crime (in addition to any other charges she may face).
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A conviction for any criminal offense can seriously impact your life. Obstructing the report of a crime is a misdemeanor. If convicted of Obstructing the Report of a Crime you could possibly be sentenced to jail and be ordered to pay a hefty fine. It gets worse yet – you will need to deal with the on-going ramifications of a criminal conviction for years to come. The “collateral consequences” could possibly include getting fired from work or being unable to get a good job because of the conviction. In some instances, a criminal conviction will prevent you from obtaining a government security clearance. Other times a conviction may have negative immigration consequences.
Our attorneys have successfully represented numerous clients facing Obstructing the Report of a Crime charges. Hayes works diligently and aggressively to get you the best possible outcome, and has the experience and knowledge to mount a successful defense on your behalf.