2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 49 - Falsification and Intimidation
4906 - False reports to law enforcement authorities.

     § 4906.  False reports to law enforcement authorities.
        (a)  Falsely incriminating another.--Except as provided in
     subsection (c), a person who knowingly gives false information
     to any law enforcement officer with intent to implicate another
     commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.
        (b)  Fictitious reports.--Except as provided in subsection
     (c), a person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if he:
            (1)  reports to law enforcement authorities an offense or
        other incident within their concern knowing that it did not
        occur; or
            (2)  pretends to furnish such authorities with
        information relating to an offense or incident when he knows
        he has no information relating to such offense or incident.
        (c)  Grading.--
            (1)  If the violation of subsection (a) or (b) occurs
        during a declared state of emergency and the false report
        causes the resources of the law enforcement authority to be
        diverted from dealing with the declared state of emergency,
        the offense shall be graded one step greater than that set
        forth in the applicable subsection.
            (2)  If the violation of subsection (a) or (b) relates to
        a false report of the theft or loss of a firearm, as defined
        in section 5515 (relating to prohibiting of paramilitary
        training), the offense shall be graded one step greater than
        that set forth in the applicable subsection.
     (June 28, 2002, P.L.481, No.82, eff. 60 days; Oct. 17, 2008,
     P.L.1628, No.131, eff. 60 days)

        2008 Amendment.  Act 131 amended subsec. (c).
        Cross References.  Section 4906 is referred to in sections
     2709, 2709.1, 6105 of this title; section 6106 of Title 23
     (Domestic Relations); section 5552 of Title 42 (Judiciary and
     Judicial Procedure).

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