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Understanding IC 35-44.1-4-10 Indiana Public Safety Remote Aerial Interference


Welcome to the B. Hicks Law blog, your go-to source for legal information and expert insights. Today, we're delving into an important aspect of Indiana law, specifically IC 35-44.1-4-10, which addresses Public Safety Remote Aerial Interference. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are here to shed light on this law, its implications, and how we can help you navigate its complexities.


IC 35-44.1-4-10 Explained: IC 35-44.1-4-10 addresses the unlawful operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly known as drones) when it is intended to obstruct or interfere with the duties of certain public safety personnel. These personnel include:

  1. Law Enforcement Officers

  2. Firefighters

  3. Emergency Medical Personnel

  4. Members of Search and Rescue Teams or Missions

When a person operates a drone with the intent to obstruct or interfere with these officials while they are performing their official duties, they can be charged with the offense of public safety remote aerial interference.


Penalties: Public safety remote aerial interference is classified as a Class A misdemeanor. However, if the accused has a prior unrelated conviction under this section, the offense is elevated to a Level 6 felony. This means that individuals found guilty of this offense could face significant penalties, including fines and imprisonment.


The Importance of Legal Representation: If you find yourself facing charges related to public safety remote aerial interference under IC 35-44.1-4-10, it is crucial to seek legal counsel immediately. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at B. Hicks Law can provide you with the expert guidance and representation you need during this challenging time.


Our Approach: At B. Hicks Law, we understand the complexities of Indiana's legal system, and we are committed to protecting your rights and defending your case vigorously. Our team will thoroughly investigate the charges against you, identify potential defenses, and work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for your situation.


We will assess whether your actions genuinely constituted interference and whether there was an intent to obstruct the duties of public safety personnel. Our aim is to build a robust defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances.


IC 35-44.1-4-10, Public Safety Remote Aerial Interference, is a significant aspect of Indiana law that carries serious consequences for those convicted. If you are facing charges related to this law, don't hesitate to reach out to B. Hicks Law for expert legal representation. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are here to guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and seek the best possible resolution for your case.

For a free consultation, contact B. Hicks Law today. We are here to advocate for you and help you navigate the complexities of Indiana's legal system. Your future is important to us, and we are committed to providing the best possible legal defense.

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