California Bar Certified Specialist

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!

Why is The Law Offices of Grech & Packer the Right Choice?

  • Nearly 50 Years' Combined Experience

  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

  • Handled 150+ Jury Trial Cases, Including the Death Penalty

  • Selected for Inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers®

  • Named in the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers

  • AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® in the Field of Criminal Law