Definition:The offense prohibits one to make a false report of a felony or misdemeanor to a peace officer, prosecutor, grand jury, or any employee designated to accept reports of criminal activity from citizens.
The Law:148.5. (a) Every person who reports to any peace officer listed in Section 830.1 or 830.2, or subdivision (a) of Section 830.33, the Attorney General, or a deputy attorney general, or a district attorney, or a deputy district attorney that a felony or misdemeanor has been committed, knowing the report to be false, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
How does a prosecutor prove that a false report of a crime was committed under penal code 148.5:To prove that the defendant is guilty of this offense, the prosecutor has to prove the following facts or elements:
The following actions are all examples of how one can make a false report:
The following are all examples of the type of authorities a report can be made to:
Did somebody at TSDC file a false police report in order to get me fired and to generate fear among the employees at TSDC? Why YES! Can you guess who? Well, you won't have to guess. I'm preparing a blog about this incident specifically and the spyware that was put on my computer. We WILL get to the bottom of this and determine who the liar is and what motivated them to concoct a lie - right here on this blog. Stay tuned...
Who can be charged with the offense of making a false report under penal code 148.5 in California?Any person who makes a report that it is false can be charged with making a false report under penal code 148.5 in california.