False Representation to a Police Officer in Aliso Viejo

False Representation to a Police Officer PC 148.9 in Aliso Viejo

If a police/peace officer in Aliso Viejo asks you to identify yourself and you represent yourself falsely by giving a fictitious name, supplying a false date of birth or providing any other information that would lead to preventing your proper identification, or evading the court process, you can be charged with False Representation to a Police Officer under Penal Code 148.9.

Proving a PC 148.9 Charge

For the prosecution to demonstrate and establish a ‘False Representation to a Police Officer’ charge, the following elements must be proved:

  • That you provided a fictitious name to the police officer
  • That you did so in order avoid a court process or to avoid proper identification by the officer
  • That you knew the person you falsely represented yourself to was a police officer
  • The police officer was performing their lawful duty when you falsely represented yourself to them
Penalties for PC 148.9

False Representation to a Police Officer is a misdemeanor charge that attracts up to 6-months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

Depending on your past criminal record (or the lack of it) and the specific circumstances of your case, the judge can decide to impose no jail time at all or very little jail time.

It is important that you call an experienced criminal attorney immediately so that they can mount a solid legal defense for you. An attorney that has experience and that is very familiar with the court process in Orange County is very useful for the best outcome.

We are experienced in fighting these charges at Johnson Criminal Law Group. Call us today.

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