The reporting a fake crime to the police is a common crime for both juveniles and adults to face. The filing of a false report is a serious criminal offense. Most people who are accused of the crime face felony charges and this could not only result in serious penalties, but it might also ruin his or her future when applying for housing, employment or schooling. If you or your child is accused of false reporting of a crime, please do not take chances with the future, call a top Miami or Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer today.
If you have been accused of reporting a misdemeanor, you will face misdemeanor charges, punishable by no more than 364 days in jail and up to $500 in fines. Most people who are charged with the crime though have been accused of reporting a felony, which is a felony crime. If you are convicted of this crime, you can spend the next five years in prison and be forced to pay up to $5000. As you can see, this is a very serious crime that requires the expertise of an experienced Miami or Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney.
There are many defenses open to your lawyer, but the right defense for your case will always come down to the exact specifics of your charge. In many cases, your Miami criminal lawyer may be able to prove that you really did believe there was a crime when you made the report. In other situations, you may be the victim of a crime who does not wish to file charges. In either case, you cannot be convicted for falsely reporting a crime because this charge involves the reporting of something you knew to be false at the time.
If you or your child has been accused of this serious offense, please call The Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman to speak to a skilled Miami or Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney about your case.
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