what happens if you lie to a police officer?

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Latest post 01-10-2012 12:20 PM by kath21. 3 replies.
  • 01-09-2012 5:27 PM

    • balor
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    what happens if you lie to a police officer?

    Two Policemen showed up at my sisters home, looking for my brother who had a warrant issued for him in 2008. My brother was there, but my sister lied saying he wasn't and hadn't been for a while. Now she's scared about being in trouble with the police for lying to them.

    Is she in trouble? Can they do anything to her for lying?

    She lives in Washington County, Wisconsin.

  • 01-09-2012 6:10 PM In reply to

    Re: what happens if you lie to a police officer?

    She can be charged with being an accessory after the fact by knowing he's charged with a crime and knowingly giving his aid and assistance in avoiding arrest. 

  • 01-10-2012 9:38 AM In reply to

    Re: what happens if you lie to a police officer?

    how would they ever know? I hope the brother is long gone by now.

  • 01-10-2012 12:20 PM In reply to

    Re: what happens if you lie to a police officer?

    It's often called "Obstruction of Justice" and it is a crime.

     

    Barbie73:
    how would they ever know?

     

    How do the police find out anything?

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