My question involves criminal law for the state of: Indiana
A woman goes to work and tells her co-workers that on her way home last night that two men tried to get into her car at a stop light. She called 911 and was told to continue home and that by the time they get an officer out there, the men would be gone. This was in the country between a small town and small city. The woman does nothing else. Her boss at work sends out an email detailing what had happened to warn other women who travel at night to make sure their doors are locked. Somehow, the email gets the attention of the local paper who contacts the County Police and asks about it. The police know nothing about it and pull the 911 tapes and find no record of the call. Two days later an officer comes to the workplace of the woman and takes her to the cafeteria and asks her questions. She answers the questions. The next week, the woman is called into the police department to be interviewed. She is not read her rights. She answers their questions and is told that there is no record of the 911 call and is accused of lying and given the option of stating that she got caught up in the moment and that she didn't make the call. She refuses to change her story. She is told that the police are getting a copy of her phone records. She has a pre-paid cell phone. She is asked to take a lie detector. She says she will with an attorney present. No lie detector was given. Over the next several weeks a police officer visits her place of work and speaks to her boss on more than 3 occasions, but the woman is not contacted again. Now she has been contacted by phone and is told that she is going to be charged and that if she admits she got caught up in the moment that the detective would give that information to his captain, but with the time and money spent on investigating this that he would probably send it to the prosecutor anyway and the prosecutor will decide if charges would be coming. The officer also told her that he would contact her and let her know if a warrant was going to be issued and give her an opportunity to turn herself in. The 911 tapes show no record of the call. Her phone company states that with a pre-paid phone that 911 calls do not show up on her detailed call log since there is no daily usage fee and it is a free call. You have to go through their legal department to get a 911 detail call log. I don't know if the police did this or not or if they just got a copy of her call log. I have a copy of her 911 call log and there is no 911 call on it. The woman is sticking with her story that she did call 911 and is being truthful. She did not admit to getting caught up in the moment and said that it would be a lie for her to say she didn't call. She has no record and employeed. What could they charge her with?