One Criminal Defense charge in regards to statements made to the police is Unsworn falsification to authorities. While the offenses of perjury and false swearing both cover lying under oath or the equivalent affirmation, unsworn falsification to authorities covers, as the name suggests, the times when false statements are made while not under oath. sex crimes The act of unsworn falsification to authorities is written under section 4904 of the Pa criminal code. It essentially means that an individual is guilty of this offense if he has the intention to mislead any public official in the course of their duties. This can include giving either written statements or oral statements. In addition, if an individual provides a document that he knows to be false or forged or altered in any manner to an official, he is also guilty of this offense. This statute can be confused with providing false statements to a law enforcement officer, however, in the legal sense they have different meanings and different penalties if found guilty of the offense.