A Fine And Penalty Points Versus A Prison Sentence
A person who knowingly provides the Police with false information as to the driver of their vehicle or the whereabouts of their vehicle commits a crime of attempting to pervert the course of justice or perverting the course of justice.
This is a far more serious crime than the original offence and can carry a prison sentence.
Where false information is suspected, alleged by a third party or comes to light by other means, the Police will always investigate these cases.
Perverting the course of justice may also be investigated retrospectively.
For example: If a current case is under investigation for attempting to pervert the course of justice and as a result of that investigation it comes to light that false information has been supplied in the past, all other such cases will be re-opened and investigated.
As unwelcome as a fine and penalty points on your driving licence is
do not be tempted to make things worse by not telling the truth.