False Statement Crimes
What if you have been charged with making a False Statement?
A false statement charge can affect your future credibility with employers and other agencies.
What is false statement in Maryland?
Maryland criminal lawyer §9–501 defines false statement in Maryland and 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 in Maryland?
A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.
Who do I call if charged with false statement in Maryland?
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