Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-224 Deceiving a law enforcement officer.
(a) A person commits the offense of deceiving a law enforcement
officer if he shall knowingly
deceive a law enforcement officer for the following purposes:
(1) To prevent discovery of any offense
or crime which has been or is being committed by
any person; or
(2) To prevent or hinder investigation,
apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment
of any person for conduct constituting an offense under the ordinances of the city or the laws of
(b) It is a defense to a prosecution under this section that
the actor retracted the false
information or removed the deception but this defense shall not apply if the retraction or removal
was made after:
(1) The falsity of the information
or the deception was exposed; or
(2) Any law enforcement officer took
substantial action in reliance on the false information
(c) The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the
issue of retraction or removal under
paragraph (b) of this section.
(d) Deceiving a law enforcement officer is a class A misdemeanor.
(Code 1964, § 7.1010)