Many think of perjury occurring just in the courthouse, when a person holds up their hand and swears to tell the truth, but in fact perjury can happen many other places as well.
Perjury is a person making or subscribing to a statement under oath or in any legally-binding affirmation that what he is saying or swearing to is what he knows to be true, when, in fact, the person believes or knows the statement is untrue. Someone who is believed to have lied in order to avoid or protect the truth may be found guilty of perjury as well.
Perjury is a serious offense. Someone accused of perjury may be facing imprisonment of up to twenty years, depending on when the alleged offense occurred and what else the false information affected. You need experienced criminal lawyers to defend you. Contact Chavers & Guhl LLP today for your initial consultation.
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