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It depends. I'm afraid that false allegation does often lead to custody and men are sent to prison far more commonly than women. What was the effect of the false allegation? Was an innocent person arrested?
Well, that is a problem.
Are you giving evidence against him?
How long did you spend in custody upon his allegations?
Were you released on police bail? If so, how long before you were told?
Told your fate?
He could go to prison I'm afraid. This is perverting and that is taken seriously.
There is caselaw that says that a person making a false allegation would ordinarily expect proper custody.
The cases do generally concern people who have been kept for much longer bail periods though. The case of Merrick concerns a person detained for nine hours and bailed for three months. That lead to three months custody.
This was overnight but actually you were not left in suspense for very long.
Unless he has relevant previous convictions, I would expect the Judge would try to suspend his sentence. If he does get a custodial sentence then it would be short.