Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: Can my wife recant her verbal statement without penalty?

I was charged with bui and now aggrivated child endangerment bc I said I was driving our jetski drunk and my daughter was injured. My wife was driving and had only one beer. I was scared she would loose her license and told them I was driving. She is our only ride and way to take care of our daughter. We had no idea they would come at us this hard. I don't want her to get in trouble but they are now trying to put me away for a long time. Can she recant her statement without serious consiquenc?

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Marcus Lipham
Marcus Lipham
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jackson, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: There will likely be consequences if she recants. It's considered under the filing a false report statute. This is charged as a felony, so she needs to carefully consider how she proceeds.

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