Port Saint Lucie, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Will I get in trouble if what I said on the 911 call is different than what I said in my police report

I was a witness to an assault. On the phone with 911, some details I gave were incorrect. But In my actual police report, I 100% told the truth. Can I get in trouble for what I said on the phone not matching the report I filled out?

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Michael Fayard
Michael Fayard
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It depends a lot on what was said versus what was reported. If you lied on either, then you could possibly be charged with making a false report or misuse of 911. The facts of the case will determine what, if anything additional happens.

I would contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to discuss the specific details of your case to get a better answer. Most criminal defense lawyers offer free consultations, so it is definitely in your best interest to reach out to someone to get a better understanding of your situation.

Terrence James O'Sullivan agrees with this answer

Terrence James O'Sullivan
Terrence James O'Sullivan
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Melbourne, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Very possible. The state can potentially charge you with making a false report and/or other charges.

From this point forward do NOT talk to law enforcement or the State Attorney without a local attorney.

Finally, as I usually tell people on any question forum board DONT give out many details about what may be a chargeable offense. A savvy prosecutor will use it against you.

Most local criminal defense attorneys will give you a free consult to discuss your situation and options.

I really recommend you contact a lawyer in your area who has experience in this area.

Good luck!

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Depending on the content of what you said, there exists the possibility of prosecution...contact a local lawyer a.s.a.p.

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