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Old 02-11-2005, 11:55 PM
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How serious a crime is lying to the police & other law enforcement authorities?

I primarily ask this question because most of the procedural crime dramas on TV show people/witnesses/involved parties repeatedly lying their asses off to the police, states attorney, FBI etc., with little to no repercussions as long as the "real" bad guy is caught.

What happens in real life? Do the police and others ignore lies as long a they get the bad guys?