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What can you do when someone makes a false statement to

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What can you do when someone makes a false statement to police about you
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Is this happening now
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 4 months ago.
Statements to the police are protected by privilege so you cannot sue for defamation. But if you get charged and they lie to a court that would be perjury and that is a serious criminal matter. Sometimes in bad cases they can be charged with wasting police time, which is also a serious charge

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