Columbus, GA asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: A police report was filed against me, accusing me of yelling and causing a scene. It is false. What should I do?

A business vehicle (vendor for a wedding) was driving erratically through a local public outdoor museum and almost hit my young children. I approached the vehicle and told them to slow down, as they were driving on a pedestrian only area. They told me they weren’t going that fast and nobody was in danger. I asked what business they were a part of and they refused to answer any questions. I did not yell or make threats, and there was at least one witness 20 feet away. I reported the incident to the museum immediately. I found out, when contacting the business, that the driver was the business owner, who also promptly told me she had filed a police report against me. I procured a copy of the report and there is much information that is patently false. From what I understand, there was no accusation of actual crime, but instead, a fear for personal safety(which is very odd), considering all I asked was a business name.

I’m not sure what to do next, considering the falsities involved

1 Lawyer Answer

David Edward Boyle

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The police report is merely a statement of what the driver told the police. If no charges are being sought against you there is nothing to do.

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