What are the legal ramifications for interrupting a 911 call?

Friend called 911 for domestic abuse and the abuser took phone away from her.

Grand Rapids, MI -

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Christine Marie Heckler

Christine Marie Heckler

Child Custody Lawyer - Brighton, MI
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It is a is felony interference with an electronic communication, which is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both. MCL 750.540(5)(a). If the abuser injured the victim in the process of taking the phone away from the victim, then it is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both. MCL 750.540(5)(b). The actual length of the sentence imposed will depend on the severity of any injuries, whether a weapon was used, the abuser's prior criminal record, and other factors.

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