Q: I am being charged with a class a misdemeanor for filing a false police report. Will i go to prison
A: Prison is considered an institution for confinement of persons convicted of serious crimes, such as felonies and the sentences imposed are usually beyond a year. Jail is considered an institution for smaller crimes, such as repeated traffic violations or misdemeanors. In Alabama, every misdemeanor can carry one year or less in jail. Falsifying a police report is considered a misdemeanor and the offense “alone” does not make itself eligible for a prison sentence. However, It is eligible for a jail sentence.
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