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Questions tagged [perjury]

Perjury is an act of lying under oath

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lying to lawyer illegal

It's against the law to lie to a lawyer, isn't it? This will vary by state, but I understand that almost any attorney admitted to practice in at least one court (that would be most attorneys by far) ...
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Does public denial of statements made under oath have legal consequences?

Say a witness is called and makes statements under oath. As soon as he leaves the court, he tells the media that he lied under oath, and the truth is exactly the opposite to what he said (this may or ...
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What do you do when the truth is something that can be proven false beyond a reasonable doubt?

Suppose you firmly believe something to be true but you know that it can be proven false beyond a reasonable doubt. This can happen if, for example, you witnessed something that is incredibly unusual. ...
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Is it perjury lying to a Med. Examiner. & Funeral Dir. about being next of kin?

Is falsifying a state document (Medical Examiner Report)and lying to the medical examiner along with the Funeral director about being next of kin to a loved one considered perjury and can that person(...
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Under which country's law is perjury across borders adjudicated?

E.g. If someone provides false testimony to a court in another country by letter, does he perjure himself? If so, Will he be prosecuted according to the law of the country whose court requested the ...
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In a divorce case, the attorney knowingly allows his client to commit perjury [closed]

What kind of accountability is the attorney subject to?
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Perjury in State of the Union message?

The Constitution requires the President https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_the_Union to report to Congress on the "State of the Union". The Constitution is vague on the manner of reporting and ...
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The five-year statute of limitations on lying to Congress

Part of the point of bringing someone before Congress is that they're forced to tell the truth or risk perjury charges. However, the charges only seem to apply if Congress can quickly dig up proof of ...
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Is answering a question you are not sure about under oath perjury?

Suppose I struggle to see at night, but was witness to a crime that took place and have been asked to give testimony. At the stand, I am asked whether I saw the defendant committing the crime, and ...
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Can you charge someone with perjury during a traffic stop

If a dashcam shows one party is 100% at fault, but they tell the officer at the scene another story and tells it very loudly (like volume vindicates their guilt), can we charge the driver with perjury?...
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Are there different “levels” of perjury?

To convict someone of perjury, I would think it must be proved that in a statement under oath either they knowingly said something untruthful, or they knowingly told less than the whole truth, or ...
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how to prove perjury?

How is perjury proved in a rental arbitration hearing? The testimony is sworn. Of course, people make mistakes, mis-speak etc. But if verbal sworn evidence is self-contradicting does rise to the ...
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Charged with perjury without specific action

Suppose a person testifies, under oath, on two different occasions, as to certain events. The two sworn testimonies are in direct and clear contradiction to each other. For example, one time Jane ...
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Consequences of contradicting one's sworn testimony in separate cases?

If a person makes a statement to police and 2 years later in a courtroom, under oath but not the same case, they make a statement that directly contradicts their witness statement does the defense ...
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Why aren't all guilty people charged with perjury

Say you are convicted of murder, for example. When you go to court, and plead not guilty under oath, isn't that perjury, since you're lying by saying that you didn't do it? "Perjury is a criminal ...
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What does “paid endorsement” mean?

I've seen a lot of YouTuber personalities claim that "this is not a paid endorsement", and I'm wondering if this is just legal phrasing that's akin to answering "Have you ever been convicted of a ...
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Dashcam video contradicts officer's testimony in municipal traffic court, what are the consequences? How do you charge for perjury?

During a traffic court trial, a police officer's testimony contradicts dashcam video and leads to a guilty verdict. Can the officer be charged with perjury? Who charges the officer with perjury? How ...
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Is it perjury if I accidentally make a false statement under oath, but fail to correct it once I realized?

This answer claims that you are required to correct an accidental false statement made under oath: When you become aware that a statement made under oath was false (assuming such a statement was ...
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Can an ISP respond to a DMCA counter notice on behalf of a user?

We are an ISP, allowing our users to write reviews of their educational experience. Normally the users' free speech rights are protected through the Communications Decency Act, Anti-SLAPP statutes, ...
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In Canada, is there an individual cause of action against a perjurer or police?

Consider the situation where a person commits perjury by falsely asserting a material fact in court that goes against your case.1 In Canada, could you sue the perjurer? Suppose you lost your job, ...
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How was Clinton's lie under oath about the Lewinsky affair relevant to the subsequent perjury charge?

My reading indicates that Clinton's outright denial about having the said affair constituted perjury, which is why he was impeached by the House. But it's not illegal to engage in sexual intercourse, ...
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Is it illegal to supply a false address to a bank?

Can somebody get in trouble for supplying a false address to a bank when opening an account?
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Are there penalties for withholding self-exculpatory evidence during a trial?

Suppose a person is put on trial for a crime, but he has video evidence showing his innocence. Out of malice or spite of a personal nature towards his accuser, he allows the trial to proceed, and ...
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self-deception and dishonesty [closed]

Is it generally taught in law schools that if no person other than one who utters a false statement can be deceived by it, then there is no dishonesty? [I tried to put an "ethics" tag on this ...
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What does “declare under penalty of perjury” mean within a federal civil case?

I was reading a document filed by a member of the SEC in a civil case. (1:15-mc-91258-RGS in District of Massachusetts) At the beginning, it said this: I, <name>, declare under penalty of ...
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Benefits of “I do not recall…”

Its often a joke that politicians say "I don't recall doing X" when being accused of something. In English saying I don't recall implies that you could be mistaken. But literally speaking, at any ...