Back in October or November I was in Connecticut I currently live in Arizona. My boyfriend and I had a huge fight and I called the police. I may have over exaggerated a little bit because of stress. while I did go to court I was never on the stand. Would I be in trouble with the courts if I took back my statement? A little background information I was arrested as was he when I called the police because I bit his finger in self defense. I was let go on a surety bond (or something like that.I live in az) I was supposed to go back to court a month later and I live in Arizona so I never went to court. that is irrelevant however I do need to find out if I could get charged with perjury or some sort of trouble for taking back what I said or telling them that I exaggerated. Thank youI am aware that I probably have a warrant in Connecticut I should have mentioned at the time this happened I did not live in Connecticut I was just visiting with him there. I did request that I be allowed to do a teleconference on video for the court date as the price of airfare is $1000. JUDGE said No. I'm disabled and do not have the money to fly there. I do not have any sort of criminal record Either this was only the second time in my life i have ever been arrested. I am not that I lied I'm just saying that I may have exaggerated on some key points, and I felt a little pressured By the police and family relations... I understand completely respect what they do, I was very shaken at the time and very vulnerable. I didn't know anyone and was 3000 miles from home.
You may have exaggerated? You were either completely truthful or you lied. If you lied, you could be charged with making a false report to the police.
That being said, is it likely that you would be charged? Not really. But, you should hire your own lawyer before making any more statements to the police or prosecutors.
Skipping court is very relevant. You need to hire an attorney for the Connecticut case and should talk to him or her about the statement as well. Retracting a statement doesn't usually cause the state to drop a charge. You can get charged or giving the police false information. The Connecticut charge didn't leave the state with you. It can very well cause problems in another state.
First things first. If you were arrested and ordered to return to court, but you never did, then in all likelihood there is a warrant for your arrest. Can you be charged with another crime for filing a false police report? Sure.
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