False Report of a Crime

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 269, Section 13A, punishes those who knowingly and intentionally make a false report of a crime to the police with imprisonment for up to 1 year in the House of Corrections and/or a fine of up to $500.

In order to be convicted of the crime of False Report of a Crime, the prosecutor is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
  1. That the defendant reported a crime to a police officer, or caused such a report to be made;
  2. That the report was false;
  3. That the Defendant intended to make the false report to a police officer and it was not merely by accident or through negligence; and
  4. That the defendant knew that the report made was false.
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