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Naperville criminal defense attorneys, illegal cellphone jammingAn Illinois man was recently arrested for using an illegal cellphone jamming device while on the ‘L.’ This was not the first time that the man had been charged with jamming cell phones, as he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for the same offense in 2009. The arrest marks the first time a person has been cited for using this type of device on a transit system. Previously, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had only issued citations for those who were attempting to sell the jamming devices online.

Unlawful Interference With a Public Utility

The ‘L’ rider was charged with unlawfully interfering with a public utility, which is considered a felony offense. In order to commit this crime, a person must knowingly, and without the consent of the service’s owners:

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