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How bad is it to file a false police report?

I messed up. How much trouble will I get in? Should I tell them it's a fake report or wait until they figure it out? I'm 16.

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    Jared Austin | Austin Legal Services, PLC
    909 N. Washington Ave.
    Lansing, MI 48906
    (517) 614-1983
    You can be charged with a crime if you intentionally filed a false police report. If the crime you falsely reported was a misdemeanor, then you can be charged with a misdemeanor. If it was a felony then you could be charged with a felony.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/12/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Get a lawyer. Do not admit anything and if subpoenaed in the case refuse to testify since you would incriminate yourself in a crime. This is called taking the fifth.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/12/2013
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