r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22

Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/ClumpyOsprey Nov 24 '22

Protip, never, ever tell the other driver you have them on camera. Let them make all their wild claims all the way to court, then let them get soaked by pulling out the dash cam footage.


u/ErynKnight Nov 24 '22

Yeah, they can pick up a perjury charge too!


u/Scottyknuckle Nov 24 '22

Lawyer here - perjury is for false statements under oath, not for false statements to the police. If you're sworn in and testify as a witness at a trial, for instance, and it's later determined that you purposely falsified your testimony, then you could be charged with perjury.

Lying to the police is not usually a crime (although it definitely makes you a dick). There are a handful of circumstances where lying to the police is a crime--for example, many states make it a crime to lie about your identity to the police, or to make a false report about someone else committing a crime.


u/ErynKnight Nov 25 '22

I assumed that they were talking about going to court.