Robert Mortland | Law Office of Robert Mortland
The penalty can vary depending on how severe the false report is. However, in many instances the penalty is a maximum of 6 months in county jail and or a fine of around $1,000. With plea bargaining, you may not be facing as much time in jail. However, this is very fact specific and contacting an attorney before your first court date would be beneficial.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Offices of Douglas J. Lindsay | Douglas J. Lindsay
If the false police report deals with a misdemeanor offense ... the penalty is a fine for not more than $500 and possible incarceration for a period not more than 93 days.If the false police report deals with a felony offense ... the penalty is a fine for not more than $2000 and possible incarceration for a period not more than 4 years.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
It depends upon the circumstances of the case. Filing a false police report could be "perjury", which is a Class C felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. It could also be filed as interfering with a police officer, which is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.
Answer Applies to: Washington
The Short Law Group, P.C. | Shawn Kollie
A person commits the offense of giving false information to a police officer if the person knowingly uses or gives a false or fictitious name, address or date of birth to any police officer. This crime is a Class A Misdemeanor in Oregon with a maximum of 1 year in custody and a $6,250 fine. These charges are serious and you should contact a knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney in your area.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
Only very stupid, evil, and vindictive people would lie to the police to have an innocent person arrested. That person could have a criminal conviction, lose their job, lose their reputation, or even go to prison. re guilty of a felony that has a maximum of 7 years. I have seen women file false reports to get even with a boyfriend and drug dealers lie about someone to stay out of jail. I think they should go to prison for the maximum sentence that the law allows. It is one of the Ten Commandments and has been a serious offense in every culture throughout the history of mankind. Judges and prosecutors hate anyone who perverts the criminal justice system and they are.
Answer Applies to: New York
Myles Hahn III Attorney at Law | Myles Hahn III
The penalty depends on the facts of what happened. If you filed a false report, do not discuss it with "friends". If the police are still investigating, choose an attorney of your choice and speak to them about consequences and options.
Answer Applies to: Illinois