What type of punishment will my 14 year old daughter get for filing a false report to police?

This is her first offense. She said a car hit her but when police saw video they said it didn’t.

Asked on February 13, 2015 under Criminal Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Providing false details about an incident is a crime in California. She would be guilty of a misdemeanor.  I would strongly suggest that you seek consultation from a criminal attorney as soon as you can.  It is understandable that she lied because she was scared but it is not a defense.  Good luck.

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