Serving Scranton, Tunkhannock and Wyoming County
Law enforcement authorities often face very limited resources, and false reports result in wasted time and money for the state. The Pennsylvania legislature has criminalized certain conduct dealing with intentionally providing false information to officers with the intent to implicate other people. This offense includes reporting incidents with the knowledge that it did not happen or pretending to have knowledge of an incident.
These crimes are considered to be second-degree misdemeanors with penalties that may include jail time and fines, if so it’s important to get in contact with a false report defense lawyer at Peters Law Firm. If the conduct occurred during a declared state of emergency and caused law enforcement to divert from dealing with the crisis, then the offense is even more severe.
The Peters Law Firm can provide you criminal defense services for the crime of False Reports in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area. In the Scranton area, contact us at (570) 963-1610, Tunkhannock and Wyoming County at (570) 836-0700 or throughout Northeast Pennsylvania at our main office in Clarks Summit by calling (570) 585-0707 or by visiting us. We can provide you with an initial consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case.