A. It is unlawful for a person to recklessly interrupt, impede or otherwise interfere with the transmission of an emergency communication over a citizens’ band radio frequency.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-2918

  • Misdemeanor: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment other than to the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Property: means anything of value, tangible or intangible. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Recklessly: means , with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Serious physical injury: includes physical injury that creates a reasonable risk of death, or that causes serious and permanent disfigurement, serious impairment of health or loss or protracted impairment of the function of any bodily organ or limb. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Unlawful: means contrary to law or, where the context so requires, not permitted by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105

B. A person is presumed to have acted recklessly if he interrupts, impedes or interferes with the transmission of a communication on a channel dedicated to use for emergency communications.

C. As used in this section "emergency" means a situation in which a person is or is reasonably believed by the person transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of serious physical injury or in which property is or is reasonably believed by the person transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of damage or destruction.

D. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.