CHAPTER 287

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

RELATING TO REGISTERING FALSE COMPLAINT TO

POLICE OFFICERS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 152 OF TILE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO REGISTERING A FALSE COMPLAINT TO POLICE OFFICERS AND PROVIDING A PENALTY THEREFOR.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 152 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by inserting after Paragraph 5246. the following new Paragraph and Section to be known as 5246A. Section 2A.:

5246A. Sec. 2A. MAKING FALSE COMPLAINTS TO POLICE OFFICERS; PENALTIES; JURISDICTION: --Whoever shall willfully and knowingly register a false complaint to any police officer or organized police agency within this State concerning any crime or accident shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00), nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), and on failure to pay such fine shall be imprisoned for not less than ten (10) days nor more than sixty (60) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the Court. The Municipal Court of the City of Wilmington shall have jurisdiction of violations of this section committed within the corporate limits of the City of Wilmington and the Courts of Common Pleas for the respective counties or the several Justices of the Peace shall have like concurrent jurisdiction of violation of this section committed within their respective counties except those committed within the corporate limits of the City of Wilmington.

Approved June 5, 1951.