Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-195 False reports.
(a) A person commits the crime of making a false report if
(1) Gives false information to a law
enforcement officer for the purpose of implicating
another person in a crime; or
(2) Makes a false report to a law
enforcement officer that a crime has occurred or is about to
(3) Makes a false report or causes
a false report to be made to a law enforcement officer,
security officer, fire department or other organization, official or volunteer, which deals with
emergencies involving danger to life or property that a fire or other incident calling for an
emergency response has occurred.
(b) It is a defense to a prosecution under paragraph (a)
of this section that the actor retracted
the false statement or report before the law enforcement officer or any other person took
substantial action in reliance thereon.
(c) The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the
issue of retraction under paragraph (b)
of this section.
(d) Making a false report is a class B misdemeanor.
(Code 1964, § 7.900)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 575.080.