People often want you to tell them a story. For me this question is overreaching and I feel uncomfortable.

So I was wondering to what extend it is legal to make up a story I am fine with.

  • 1
    What will you do if they believe you and spread the tale? "He told me ..."
    – o.m.
    Mar 30 at 14:47

§145d StGB makes it illegal to pretend that a crime did happen or will happen, but only if one deceives the police or a similar agency. It is also a crime to deceive about the participants of a crime.

Pretending to have been sentenced and presumably to have been released after serving a sentence does not quite fit that law.

  • Depending on the context: If you were caught shoplifting and you tell the security guard "I killed someone and served my sentence. Are you sure I didn't pay for these goods?" that might get you into trouble.
    – gnasher729
    Mar 31 at 10:24

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.