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General Criminal Defense Information

Topic: Perjury Criminal Defense

If you are testifying or participating in a deposition, or providing information to law enforcement which is being utilized in a police report, the last thing you want to do is "knowingly and intentionally" make statements which you know to be false.

The Judicial system is built on the foundation of obtaining the truth and ensuring justice is lawfully obtained. If the truth is "knowingly and intentionally" distorted or fabricated, a charge of perjury, which is considered to be a serious crime, may be dealt with harshly.

However, many times a trial or legal situation may drag on over a long period of time, which may diminish your ability to recall every statement you may have previously made. Another person may make believable statements that are false, which may make it appear as you are the individual being untruthful.

If convicted of perjury, you may be faced with up to 4 years in prison and pay thousands of dollars in fines, probation, community service and restitution.

In Florida, the act of perjury is a felony crime, which can occur in court, under oath in a criminal or civil deposition, or a written affidavit or declaration.

In order to convict someone of perjury, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • The accused knowingly and intentionally provided a false answer to a question, or questions, after taking an oath that you would tell the truth while being questioned in court
  • That you signed a sworn statement regarding statements you have made, knowing these statements were false
  • That you reasonably understood the meaning of the question by the person administering the question while you were under oath
  • That your statement was knowingly and intentionally false at the time you made it
  • That you willfully and knowingly made a statement which was false or intentionally omitted or concealed a material fact.
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