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False reports to law enforcement authorities - 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 4906

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     § 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.--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.
     (June 28, 2002, P.L.481, No.82, eff. 60 days)

        Cross References.  Section 4906 is referred to in sections
     2709, 2709.1 of this title; section 6106 of Title 23 (Domestic
     Relations); section 5552 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial
     Procedure).
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