If you have ever been faced with a false police report, you may feel alarmed and scared at the outcome. Many thoughts may be passing through your mind such as, Why would they do this to me? Every year, people bring false reports against others for a variety of reasons. They are mostly filed by family members or friends that are close to the person and are mad at them for something. This is one of the worst ways that somebody can retaliate against you because filing a false report is a crime and could carry serious penalties. You may be scared at the outcome, especially if it is a serious crime you are being accused of. We can help you through this desperate time in your life.
What You Can do
Keeping Your Distance: If the person who keeps filing false reports against you attempts to contact you, you should tell them to stay away and stop contacting you. They have committed a crime against you and should not be contacting you for any reason. You can even consider getting a protective order from the court.
Pressing Charges: If you decide to press charges against the person because you can prove you did not commit the crime, they may suffer penalties. In some states, making a false report carries prison time. You may have suffered greatly due to their lies, so pressing charges really depends on the circumstances and what havoc it caused on your life.
Suing: If the person has damaged your reputation, you may go through with a lawsuit. Defamation lawsuits stem from communicating a false statement to other people that could damage a person’s reputation.
The best thing that you can do is turn to an understanding attorney who has handled cases like this before and knows the best outcome. At The Law Office of Peter Blair, we have worked with many victims of false reports and gotten them the justice that they deserve. Call us today to speak to a defense attorney that can help you every step of the way.