False Reports of Commission of Crimes / Penalty

Police officers have a zero tolerance policy toward people who make false police reports or provide false information in a police report. The crime is punishable as a first degree misdemeanor (punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of not more than $1,000). In order to justify an arrest, the officer must establish that the person gave false information and knew that the information was false at the time it was given. This is a very difficult crime for the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

817.49 False reports of commission of crimes; penalty

If you or a friend or family member have been arrested for Filing a False Police Report or Giving False Information, regardless of whether the crime allegedly occurred inMelbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village,  Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Palm Shores, Grant-Valkaria, Mims, or anywhere else in Brevard County, Florida, Contact me to immediately schedule your free consultation.

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