Williamston, SC asked in Criminal Law, Antitrust and Civil Rights for South Carolina

Q: Is it against the law for a officer who wasn't at the incident on scene to write a false statement as if he was there?

The officer who wrote the incident report in my case wrote it out like he was there the whole time, which isn't true.

Also the inital thing I was being pulled over for was damage to personal property. i was charged with traffecking meth, possession of weed and ecstacy. Although I never knew about the damage to personal property until I recieved some of my motion of discovery, because I didnt go to jail on or bond out on the damage to personal property charge, just the other three. Even though they were supposed to all 4 be filed on the same date, the damage to personal property wasnt filed until 2 months after the arrest not with the other ones.

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: Officer cannot write false statements. On the other hand this is personal to you and I would suggest that you have someone else, perhaps a lawyer you might hire, review the reports and see if his review reaches a conclusion which is the same as yours.

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