LYING TO POLICE –OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

Lying To Police –Obstruction Of JusticeA minor was found guilty of obstruction of justice for knowingly providing false information to a police officer in order to prevent his own apprehension. The minor gave false information about his identity after being placed in a squad car. The officer did not know about a separate, unrelated juvenile warrant at the time of arrest and only learned of the warrant after transporting the minor to the police station and learning of the minor’s real identity. Evidence was sufficient to establish that the minor obstructed justice by knowingly providing false information with intent to prevent his apprehension on a juvenile warrant. In re Q.P., 2015 IL 118569 3d Dist.

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