Giving False Information

Giving False Information to a Police Officer

Have you been questioned by a police officer in Jacksonville, FL?  When the police officer was questioning you or investigating you, were you accused of telling him something that was untrue?  Were you arrested for giving false information to a police officer ?  If so, a Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer at 20 Miles Law may be able to help you.  A Jacksonville Criminal Attorney with experience handling obstruction cases can help you build a defense to your case.  Contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer at 20 Miles Law.  You may call a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney at (904) 564-2525 or by email.

The Florida law that is prohibits giving false information to police is Florida Statute Section 837.05.  This law is quoted below.

837.05 False reports to law enforcement authorities.—
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), whoever knowingly gives false information to any law enforcement officer concerning the alleged commission of any crime, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) Whoever knowingly gives false information to a law enforcement officer concerning the alleged commission of a capital felony, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

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