My gf called the police and reported a break in on our shed but I told the cops I seen someone when I didn't I wrote a letter to the cop saying how I'm sorry and I never did that before and I didn't mean to lie and I asked if he would give me a fine it's a serious misdomenor that I'm facing please I'm scared of jail will I get a fine ?
You are right to be concerned. Lying to the police can result in a criminal charge of making a false police report. Such a crime may be a simple or an aggravated misdemeanor and can result in a fine, but also jail time.
You should not speak with the police further about this matter. In fact, you should not speak with anyone else about this matter. Not friends. Not family.
Go talk to an attorney immediately and don't speak about your situation with anyone. An attorney is the only person you should speak with about what happened.
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Maybe a fine, maybe jail, maybe probation, maybe nothing. Its a crime what you did. Get an attorney if charged.
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