What law is broken when John Doe gives police Sally's name and says he is common-law married to sally in order to fraud her. What law is broken when Sally cannot file a police report, as a result? What steps can sally take to have John brought to trial when John forces Sally out of her residence and steals all her property as a result? Sally is in fear for her life as police tell her to go see a shrink don't give her a case number, tells her to hire a lawyer, or tells her she can't file a report against someone she knows? Sally calls police after John breaks in and assaults her in her home and she is falsely arrested. What steps can be taken to bring it to trial? Its not her fault she obviously has no idea John had spoken with police.
Submitting a false police report (i.e. lying) is a crime. She needs protection and I concur with my colleagues advice.
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Sally needs to go to a battered women's shelter and seek protection and help specific to the circumstances . Othrr than this, she must try to find a lawyer, possibly through the Colorado bar association , to sort out legal remedies. This sounds like a bad situation and my thoughts are with you.
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Sally should also ask the police department if here is a victim's advocate with whom she can work, and consult with the fine folks at Project Safeguard in Colorado and discuss pursuit of a protection order.
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