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Hello,You cited 18 Con. Gen Stats Section 4904, which is a statute in Pennsylvania's penal law relating to lying to a law enforcement authority. You can see the statute here. I can't see the paperwork you are looking at and talking about. So I don't know if you are being charged with this crime. Sometimes this citation is on official forms simply as a reminder to the person who provided the information on the report that giving false information can be prosecuted.
I've been the victim of someone filing an order against me which is false, and they're guilty of this crime. What do I do?
It's civil, but since it's statutory as in perjurious doesn't that mean I have recourse now?
Hi,I don't think it's ripe yet but you can try. If the judge decides it is true at a hearing, however, then the prosecutor isn't going to want to take it on.In other words, if you can't demonstrate that it's more likely than not false at a civil hearing, the prosecutor will certainly not be able to prove that it's false beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal process. The burden of proof favors you in civil court but favors the complainant in criminal.
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