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This line of reasoning is not going to impress the judge when you appear in court to answer charges for filing a false police report. Intentionally giving false information to the police, a social worker or therapist is a Class B misdemeanor in Utah with potential jail time and fines. You can also get in trouble if you put false information on a license application or lie under questioning after you committed a crime.
Some people file false reports because they crave attention. Others make false accusations maliciously to harm another person or even for some kind of personal gain like insurance money. If you do so, you risk having a criminal offense on your record.
If you are charged with making a false statement or report, the best course of action is to sit down with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can give you some straight talk about the best options for resolving the situation.