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Abuse of Emergency Phones; Tampering With Means of Accident Prevention and First Aid in Germany

Provisions relating to abuse of emergency phones; tampering with means of accident prevention and first aid in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Seven, under the heading “Offences Against Public Order,” located in Section 145 Abuse of emergency phones; tampering with means of accident prevention and first aid, which reads: (1) Whosoever intentionally or knowingly 1. abuses emergency calls or distress signals; or 2. pretends that assistance by other persons is required due to an accident or a common danger or emergency, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than one year or a fine. (2) Whosoever intentionally or knowingly removes, defaces or distorts the meaning of warning or prohibition signs which serve to prevent accidents or common danger; or 1. removes, alters or renders unusable protective equipment which serves to prevent accidents or common danger, or rescue equipment designed for rendering assistance during accidents or common danger, 2. shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than two years or a fine unless the act is punishable under section 303 or section 304.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to abuse of emergency phones; tampering with means of accident prevention and first aid is current as of 2010

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