Under Florida Statute Section 837.05, a person that knowingly gives false information to law enforcement about the alleged commission of a crime commits a first degree misdemeanor. If the information is in reference to a capital felony, that person may be charged with a third degree felony.
Recently, a Daniel Foote was arrested due to a false allegation of rape. His accuser, Amy Sutton-Slack, recanted her story, and Mr. Foote was released. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for Ms. Sutton-Slack’s arrest. She will be charged with Jacksonville filing a false police report. It is important for Ms. Sutton-Slack and Mr. Foote to have a Jacksonville Criminal Attorney to represent them with charges pending.