In Colorado, there are two separate types of False Reporting. Both are can have a serious impact on your life and if you are facing charges of False Reporting you should consult with a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately.
The first type of false reporting is providing information to a police officer that is not true, the other is if they falsely report to authorities that there are explosives, weapons, or other harmful substances.
A person can be charged with False Reporting to Authorities (CRS 18-8-111) if they knowingly:
- Activate manually or by other means of falsely causing the activation of a fire alarm or other emergency exit alarm,
- Prevent the activation of a fire or emergency alarm by any means
- Create a false report or cause a false report to be transmitted to law enforcement authorities with the knowledge that the crime or incident did not occur,
- Present information related to an offense that is known to be false, or
- Provide false identification to law enforcement authorities.
Contact a Colorado criminal defense lawyer representing clients in Denver, CO today to schedule your initial consultation.
A person can be charged with False Reporting of Explosives, Weapons, or harmful Substances (CRS 8-8-110) if they knowingly and falsely report to any other person that one of the following has been placed in a public or private vehicle:
- Bomb, or other explosive,
- Chemical or biological agents,
- Poison or weapons, or
- Harmful radioactive substance.
If you would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact a Colorado criminal defense attorney, we represent clients in Denver, Colorado, and the surrounding area. The Savela Law Firm, P.C. Give us a call at (720) 821-1001 or complete our inquiry form.
If you have been charged with False Reporting an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver False Reporting attorney Jason Savela by calling (720) 821-1001.