Have you Been Charged with Giving a False Report of a Crime in Georgia?
While giving a false report of a crime may not seem as serious of a crime as murder or robbery, it will still have consequences on your life. If you or a loved one have been charged with giving a false report of a crime, contact our offices today. Lawson and Berry have over 50 years of criminal experience and have handled all types of cases. They are here to give you advice and help you reach a favorable outcome in your case. Don't delay, contact our offices today.
What is a False Report of a Crime in Georgia?
O.C.G.A. § 16-10-26 states that a person will be guilty of giving a false report of a crime when they willfully and knowingly give or cause a false report of a crime to be provided to any law enforcement office or agency.
Penalty for Giving a False Report of a Crime in Georgia
A person convicted of offering a false report of a crime in Georgia will be guilty of a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors come with a punishment of up to one year in prison, a fine up to $1,000, or both.
It was not done knowingly: If you believed the information to be correct and did not mean to give false information, you may not be guilty of a crime.
What are Not Defenses
I was not the one who gave the false report: Even if you did not directly provide the report, if you caused false information to be given to law enforcement, you could still be guilty of a crime.
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