Sometimes when a police officer asks me a question like where are you coming from? What's your name? I lie. Can I get in legal trouble for doing that?
Yes you can get in trouble for giving false information to a police officer. I suggest you refrain from doing it if you want to stay out of trouble.
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Because they lie to help us (all of us who want to convict criminals). You lie to interfere with that matter of public interest. But yes, it is a crime. Interfering with or obstructing a police investigation is a criminal offense. It is NOT illegal to refuse to speak with them, so don't get fancy.
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Do you really even have to ask these questions? How could it not be illegal to lie to a police officer? The recommendation of my distinguished colleague attorney H. Scott Aalsberg is correct.
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Not only could you, but you likely will get in trouble for lying. If you want to know why you can't lie to police, then contact your local assemblymen and state senators who make the laws for further guidance.
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Yes, it is illegal to lie to a police officer. You cannot give false information to a police officer. You do not have to answer a police officer's questions, except, you have to provide them with proper identification if they as you. You can refuse to answer their questions, but you have to give them your real name and ID if they ask.
IN certain circumstances you do not have to answer. But that will often cause more problems. So will false information. That could be criminal more information is needed.
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