False Reporting, C.R.S. 18-8-111, charges can occur under many circumstances in Denver and Adams County. Usually though, they occur when someone lies to police or doesn't share the whole story of a situation. According to one recent news story, a woman made a false report of a robbery. The woman allegedly described an armed man with an “undetermined accent”, wearing a mask and gloves, who forced her into her apartment, touched her inappropriately and stole her jewelry before fleeing her apartment. However, after police continued to investigate the matter, they discovered inconsistencies in the series of events reported, and the woman later admitted she falsely reported the information. In Denver and Adams County, the woman would likely face charges of False Reporting to Authorities, C.R.S. 18-8-111. In cases like this, you need a good criminal defense lawyer to protect your future.
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False Reporting to Authorities Arapahoe County Lawyer: What is the Definition of False Reporting?
In Arapahoe County, the definition of False Reporting to Authorities, C.R.S. 18-8-111, is:
“(1) A person commits false reporting to authorities, if:
(a) He or she knowingly:
(I) Causes by any means, including but not limited to activation, a false alarm of fire or other emergency or a false emergency exit alarm to sound or to be transmitted to or within an official or volunteer fire department, ambulance service, law enforcement agency, or any other government agency which deals with emergencies involving danger to life or property; or
(II) Prevents by any means, including but not limited to deactivation, a legitimate fire alarm, emergency exit alarm, or other emergency alarm from sounding or from being transmitted to or within an official or volunteer fire department, ambulance service, law enforcement agency, or any other government agency that deals with emergencies involving danger to life or property; or
(b) He makes a report or knowingly causes the transmission of a report to law enforcement authorities of a crime or other incident within their official concern when he knows that it did not occur; or
(c) He or she makes a report or knowingly causes the transmission of a report to law enforcement authorities pretending to furnish information relating to an offense or other incident within their official concern when he or she knows that he or she has no such information or knows that the information is false; or
(d) He or she knowingly provides false identifying information to law enforcement authorities.”
The woman in the news story would likely face charges of False Reporting in Arapahoe County for providing a false report to law enforcement of a crime which did not occur. Generally, it is always best to remain silent if confronted by police. Lying to authorities in Arapahoe County and across Colorado can come with crippling consequences and new criminal charges.
False Reporting in Douglas County Often Charged with Domestic Violence
False Reporting is regularly charged with Domestic Violence in Douglas County. If an alleged victim admits they made a false report out of anger or revenge toward someone they are or were in an intimate relationship with, they will face charges of False Reporting – Domestic Violence. False Reporting is normally a class 3 misdemeanor, but can be charged as a class 2 misdemeanor under certain circumstances. The added DV label can also increase the possible penalties of a conviction of False Reporting. Though False Reporting is a low level misdemeanor charge, it can still affect you if you testify in court for criminal or civil cases (such as divorce) in the future, as it can affect your credibility. Additionally, a conviction of False Reporting can hinder you when undergoing a background check. False Reporting – Domestic Violence can also come with lengthy jail time, high fines and can limit your ability to possess a firearm in Colorado.
False Reporting Attorney in Jefferson County at the O'Malley Law Office: Call Today
When facing charges or accusations of False Reporting to Authorities in Jefferson County, it's imperative you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney from the O'Malley Law Office. Our criminal defense lawyers often see False Reporting charges being filed after someone gets pulled over and provides a fake ID to police, not sharing the full details of a story to avoid getting arrested. At other times, we've seen people lie to police to protect their friends from getting in trouble for a crime. It is always best to meet with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss the full details of your False Reporting charges in Colorado. Never give any statements to police. To set up a free initial consultation with one of our aggressive criminal defense attorneys, call us at 303-830-0880.
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