A. It is unlawful for a person to recklessly interrupt, impede or otherwise directly interfere with emergency communications over a public safety land mobile radio frequency communications network or system created for emergency communications.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-2922

  • Felony: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • 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
  • Public: means affecting or likely to affect a substantial group of persons. See Arizona Laws 13-2901
  • 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. It is unlawful for a person to recklessly interrupt, impede or otherwise interfere with the transmission of a nonemergency communication over a public safety land mobile radio frequency that is dedicated to the dispatch of police, fire or emergency medical response personnel to the scene of an emergency or dedicated to use for emergency communications.

C. A person who violates subsection A is guilty of a class 6 felony. A person who violates subsection B is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.

D. As used in this section:

1. "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.

2. "Public safety land mobile radio frequency" means a frequency prescribed in 47 Code of Federal Regulations part 90, subpart B and part 97, subpart A.

3. "Public safety land mobile radio frequency communications network or system" means those radio services and emergency communications systems that are prescribed in 47 Code of Federal Regulations part 90, subpart B and part 97, subpart A.