Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 38.15. Interference with Public Duties

Joseph W. 2V-16

New member
I think we should have a new penal code that is based on Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 38.15 - Interference with Public Duties. This could also be added to 8(01) - Obstructing Justice.

It would be under Title 8: Crimes Against Justice

8(09) - Interference with Public Duties

A person commits an offense if the person with criminal negligence interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with:

(1) a peace officer while the peace officer is performing a duty or exercising authority imposed or granted by law;

(2) a person who is employed to provide emergency medical services including the transportation of ill or injured persons while the person is performing that duty;

(3) a fire fighter, while the fire fighter is fighting a fire or investigating the cause of a fire;

(4) an animal under the supervision of a peace officer, corrections officer, or jailer, if the person knows the animal is being used for law enforcement, corrections, prison or jail security, or investigative purposes; or

(5) the transmission of a communication over a citizen's band radio channel, the purpose of which communication is to inform or inquire about an emergency.

(suggestive punishment based on current 8(01)
Violations of Penal Code 8(09) are a misdemeanor punishable by a 180-second imprisonment, and a $2,500 fine.