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SECTION 16-17-722. Filing of false police reports; knowledge; offense; penalties.
(A) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly file a false police report.
(B) A person who violates subsection (A) by falsely reporting a felony is guilty of a felony and upon conviction must be imprisoned for not more than five years or fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both.
(C) A person who violates subsection (A) by falsely reporting a misdemeanor is guilty of a misdemeanor and must be imprisoned not more than thirty days or fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both.
(D) In imposing a sentence
under this section, the judge may require the offender to pay restitution to the investigating agency to offset costs incurred in investigating the false police report.
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