A person who willfully gives false information or a false report to a law enforcement officer which that person knows to be false, and the information or report may interfere with an investigation or may materially mislead a law enforcement officer is guilty of False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE
The burden of proof resting upon the state is satisfied only if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) That on or about [month] [day], [year], in [County], North Dakota;
2) The Defendant, , willfully gave [false information] [false report] to a law enforcement officer;
3) The Defendant, , knew the [information] [report] to be false; and
4) The [information] [report] may have interfered with an investigation; or may have materially misled a law enforcement officer.