My question involves criminal law for the state of:Colorado
This past Friday night, I was walking past a bar with an outside patio. I do not care for the bar owners, since they have lied to me in the past. I was talking to the bar patrons, telling them about my experience of being lied to by the owner, and one patron seemed awfully young. I asked him how old he was. He told me he was 19. I asked if I could sip his drink, which he allowed, handing me his glass himself. It tasted quite strongly of tequila.
I called the non-emergency number of our local police force and told them of my experience. I gave a brief description of the young man, left my telephone number with the person who answered my call, and went to have dinner elsewhere. An officer called me from the bar, saying he was there to check out the situation, and would I please come outside. I explained that I was at another location several blocks away.
He joined me outside of the new location, explained to me that he had written statements from patrons at the bar stating that I was "talking down" the establishment, and that no one had seen me take a sip from the young man's glass. The officer then asked me if I had any idea how much it would cost the bar to be shut down for allowing underage drinking. I told him that I realized that it would be costly, tnat we live in a college town, and that I didn't consider underage drinking very "cool".
The officer told me that he did not believe my story, and that he was considering charging me with filing a false police report. I told him my story was true, he took my name and address, and gave me his card with a case number written on it.
My questions are:
1. Did I file a false police report? or any kind of report?
2. Can he file charges against me? How long does he have to do so?
3. If he does, how can I fight the charge?
4. What are the possible repercussions if I am found guilty?