What is the statute of limitations for filing a false police report in California?
CA PC148.5 – Filing a false police report is a misdemeanor and can be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year and a fine up to $1,000.00. The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor in California is one year for the district attorney to file charges. Penal Code 148.5 (a) Every person who reports to any peace officer listed in Section 830.1 or 830.2, or subdivision (a) of Section 830.33, the Attorney General, or a deputy attorney general, or a district attorney, or a deputy district attorney that a felony or misdemeanor has been committed, knowing the report to be false, is guilty of a misdemeanor. (b) Every person who reports to any other peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2, that a felony or misdemeanor has been committed, knowing the report to be false, is guilty of a misdemeanor if (1) the false information is given while the peace officer is engaged in the performance of his or her duties as a peace off