Troy Michigan City Criminal Ordinances – Telecommunications Devices

The following are misdemeanor illegal use of telecommunication devices charges that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code:

98.09.01  Illegal Use of Telecommunications Devices.   No person shall use any electronic telecommunications device with the intent to:

a.   Terrorize, frighten, intimidate, threaten physical harm or damage to property, harass or disturb the peace and quiet of any other person.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

a.   Falsely and deliberately report that any person has been injured, taken ill, died, been the victim of a crime, or in an accident.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

a.   Communicate any vulgar, indecent, obscene or offensive language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act to a person who has not consented to the communication.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.02.1 Telecommunications Device is defined as  any instrument, equipment, machine, or device that facilitates telecommunications, including but not limited to a computer, computer chip or circuit, telephone, cellular telephone, pager, personal communications device, transponder, receiver, radio, modem, or device that enables use of a modem.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03 in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

When charged with an offense related to the illegal use of a telecommunication device in Troy, Michigan it is important to hire an experienced local criminal lawyer to assist you.  An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and a harsh result, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

 

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