False Statement to Police Officer in Maryland, Why would you be charged with “False Statement to Officer” in Maryland?
In Maryland, under the Criminal Law Code 9-501, it is a crime to make a false statement to a police officer.
False Statement to Police Officer in Maryland – Criminal Charges
Call (410) 694-7291 if you’ve been charged with false statement to police officer in Maryland, speak with an attorney today.
What is the definition of “False Statement to Officer” in Maryland?
Maryland Criminal Law §9–501. states: (a) A person may not make, or cause to be made, a statement, report, or complaint that the person knows to be false as a whole or in material part, to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of the State, or of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Police with intent to deceive and to cause an investigation or other action to be taken as a result of the statement, report, or complaint.
What is the Penalty for False Statement to Officer in Maryland?
The penalty for making a false statement to a police officer in Maryland is imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $500, or both.
Is False Statement to Police Officer a misdemeanor or felony in Maryland?
In Maryland, a person who violates “False Statement to Officer” is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Learn More About False Statements in Maryland
To learn more about Maryland criminal charges, you can view the: Charging Language from the Maryland District Court.
Who do I contact if I’ve been charged with False Statement to Police Officer in Maryland?
Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 694-7291 or email the office for immediate legal advice. You can schedule a free, no obligation, confidential consultation, same day appointments available.
A Maryland Attorney for False Statement to police officer charges, Randolph Rice has defended clients since 2009 that have been charged with false statement. He has successfully represented clients in:
- Baltimore County;
- Baltimore City;
- Harford County;
- Howard County;
- Anne Arundel County;
- Worcester County; and
- All other counties and cities in Maryland.
Defenses to False Statement to Police Officer in Maryland
How do you defend false statement to officer charges in Maryland? You want to hire a lawyer that is experienced in the area of false statement charges. One of the most common defenses is the lack of intent on the part of the charged individual. If you did not believe at the time that you made the report that is was false, then the State will have a hard time getting over their burden of proof to win their case. The person that makes the report must know the report is false.
How to Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC
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