Perjury in California
Riverside White Collar Crime Lawyers
Perjury is the act of knowingly lying under oath or giving false statements
in court. This is a serious
white collar crime and is a felony charge that can be punishable by years in prison and heavy
fines. If you or a loved one has been arrested and accused of perjury,
it is vital that you obtain the legal representation of a trusted Riverside
criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Grech & Packer,
our team stands ready to provide powerful representation to those accused
of misdemeanor and felony offenses, and we can fight for you.
Understanding Perjury Charges and the Potential Penalties
You could be charged with perjury if the prosecution believes there is
evidence that you knowingly and willingly made false statements while
under oath or contract. Perjury allegations can result from such situations
as lying before the court, providing false information on federal paperwork
or a declaration, or falsely signing an affidavit or certificate. This
is a serious white collar offense, and sentencing for conviction of perjury
can include a minimum of 4 years of incarceration in a California State
prison. If you are facing these charges it is imperative that you enlist
the aggressive and experienced defense of our firm as soon as possible
to ensure your rights are protected.
Fighting Perjury Accusations
Our team thoroughly investigates the charges brought against our clients
so that we can build detailed and compelling defenses to present to the
courts. We can explore a number of possible defenses that may be relevant
to your situation, including:
Insufficient or lack of evidence. If there is no way to prove that you are guilty of the crime based on
conflicting testimonies, cross-examinations and weaknesses in the prosecutor's
defense you may have your charges dropped or greatly reduced.
Mistake or misunderstanding. In this defense, you are giving an accurate statement, even if the statement
is possibly false. This is often proved through aggressive legal defense
that will prove that at the time of the statement, you had every reason
to believe your statement was true.
You quickly corrected or changed your statement. This means that at the time of your statement you quickly changed your
answer from a statement that was inaccurate to one that you believed to be true.
Contact Grech & Packer for Your Case!
When you work with our firm, you can be confident that you will receive
the seasoned and knowledgeable representation of an attorney who has years
of invaluable experience in criminal defense. Our lawyers hold the distinction
of being certified by the California State Bar as Criminal Law Specialists,
and our attention to detail, devotion to our clients and ability to aggressively
pursue successful verdicts makes us stand out above the rest. If you have
been arrested, it is important that you
contact a Riverside perjury defense attorney from Grech & Packer to secure the relentless advocacy you deserve!