CA Gov't Code Section 53153.5


Any person 18 years of age or older who is convicted of making a false police report, in violation of Section 148.3 of the Penal Code, and that false police report proximately causes an appropriate emergency response by a public agency, is liable for the expense of the emergency response made by the responding public agency to the incident.


A public agency shall be entitled to satisfaction of any judgment for expenses pursuant to this article after any victims or other persons injured by the incident are compensated for their injuries and any liens held by a medical provider are satisfied.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 53153.5’s source at ca​.gov