Friday, September 06, 2002

What is the penalty for putting false information on a driver's license application? My own brief look at Scottish Common Law tells me it amounts to Treason, but I'm no lawyer.

Our own investigation revealed that:

•Coulter's Connecticut driver's license lists her birth as December 1961.

•Her D.C. driver's license, acquired many years later, says she was born in December 1963.

• The birth date on file at the New Canaan, Conn., voter registration office is Dec. 8, 1961

UPDATE: A.S. writes in with this. D.C. doesn't consider it treason, but that's just because they're not ready for self-government:

D.C. Code

§ 22-2405. False statements.

(a) A person commits the offense of making false statements if that person wilfully makes a false statement that is in fact material, in writing, directly or indirectly, to any instrumentality of the District of Columbia government, under circumstances in which the statement could reasonably be expected to be relied upon as true; provided, that the writing indicates that the making of a false statement is punishable by criminal penalties. (b) Any person convicted of making false statements shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 180 days, or both.

Time to put Ann in the Pokey!