Sometimes crimes can be as simple as not telling the truth. We are all taught to be honest, but our parents don’t usually throw us in jail if we lie. The police will.
If you make a written false statement you know or believe isn’t true, either on a form telling you such statements are punishable or with intent to deceive a public employee, you may be charged with a crime. And there are many other situations in which you may be charged for making false written statements.
You may also be charged with a crime for making oral statements that may be used in a preliminary hearing. This is a class A misdemeanor, which carries a possible penalty of up to a year in jail.
If you have been charged with making false statements, call your experienced Utah criminal defense team at Brown Law. Your attorney will sit down with you and formulate a plan that will defend your freedom. Call for your free initial consultation today: 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016.