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Preserving your future and your career is Mr. Manshoory and his associates’ sole focus. As a STRICTLY criminal-defense firm, Manshoory Law Group is DEDICATED to you and your family. If you have been accused of a crime in Southern California, a pending criminal case can have serious consequences for you, your family, and your career. Many criminal attorneys fail to consider these additional consequences, but at Manshoory Law Group, they understand that your case outcome should have BOTH the PRESENT AND FUTURE CONSEQUENCES resolved to protect you and your family’s livelihood.
False allegations are claims of wrongdoing that are factually unsupported or untrue. These are also known as false reports or false claims.
Q. What are Some Reasons Why People Get Falsely Accused?
Before we discuss the penalty for making false accusations, it is essential to look at why people are falsely accused, as only some of these come with a criminal charge. Below are a few reasons why people are sometimes wrongly accused:
Giving a False Report to a Police Officer
A person can be charged with a crime for intentionally giving the police false information in connection with a traffic stop while the officer is performing his/her duties. Possible violations include any of the following:
A conviction for giving false information would be a misdemeanor with up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both. However, if the false information was offered in an effort to evade arrest, additional felony charges could be possible.
Q. What Happens When Someone Accuses you of Something You Did Not Do?
If you are falsely accused of a crime, you will most likely have criminal charges brought against you. In this case, there are several things to do and ways to handle the situation:
Q. What Are the Penalties for Making False Accusations?
So, can you get in trouble for false accusations, and is making false accusations a crime? Yes. In California, making false accusations is a crime and is considered a misdemeanor. But can you go to jail for false accusations? Yes, making false allegations could land you a fine, up to six months in prison, or both.
Q. Can You Press Charges Against Someone for Making False Accusations?
Can false accusations get you arrested? Yes. Further, you can press charges against an individual who wrongfully accused you by bringing a civil lawsuit against them. However, you must show that the defendant filed a frivolous claim against you, that they caused damages due to their false claim, and that they filed their lawsuit for another purpose, like harassment.
Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer in California
Because you can go to jail for false accusations and just as easily have false allegations filed against you, having a criminal defense attorney is necessary. Contact Manshoory Law Group if you have questions about false reports or find yourself being wrongfully accused – they are here to help.
Shaheen F. Manshoory, Lead Attorney