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Response to azurnoir (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:01 AM

14. It's called "making a false report" to a police or peace officer depending on the state involved.

http://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/white_collar_crimes/false-police-report.htm

<snip> Filing a false police report can lead to multiple criminal consequences. Many states call this charge "false report to a peace officer." It is one of the few types of speech that is not constitutionally protected. Lying to a law enforcement officer can result in a criminal conviction.

Depending on where you live and the extent of the deception, the criminal charge of filing a false police report can either be a misdemeanor or a felony. Cases that cause less inconvenience to police and other authorities tend to be classified as misdemeanors, while people who create greater confusion or harm by filing a false police report may face felony charges.

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