Penalties for the crime of Falsely Reporting an Emergency Causing Injury or Death are more serious than the crime of Falsely Reporting an Emergency. California law specifies that any individual who reports, or causes any report to be made, to any city, county, state, district, agency, division, commission, or board that an “emergency” exists, knowing that the report is false, and who knows, or should know, that at the response to the report is likely to cause death or great bodily injury may be charged with a felony.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant reported or caused a report to be made, to any city, county, city and county, or state department, district, agency, division, commission, or board, that an emergency|emergencyPC148.3 exists.
2. Defendant knew that the report was false.
3. As result of the false report, great bodily injury or death was sustained by another person or persons.
With probation 0-364 days