Punishments Of Perjury  

  Perjury is the act of lying under oath or under penalty of perjury so that there is an effect on the outcome or result of the judicial hearing or proceeding. Perjury is a very serious offense under criminal law, as lying in court under oath leads to the miscarriage of justice and also usurps the power of the court.More..

 

 

What Is Perjury ?

What Is Perjury             The word perjury, in the 21st century has gone from being somewhat of a legal mystery to a common phrase which has made its way into homes around the world. This is because perjury cases involving prominent citizens have sprung up over the last ten years and have taken the world by surprise.Notable public figures like Jeffrey Archer, sportswoman Marion Jones and TV personality Martha Stewart have all been convicted of perjury, while former President Bill Clinton and baseball start Barry Bonds were accused of this same crime.More...

 

How Often Is Perjury Proven In Litigation ?

Defenses Against Perjury Probable Cause Hearings

          When you lie under oath in a judicial proceeding, it is known as perjury. It is deliberately telling a lie in the court after taking an oath to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. When a person tells a lie under oath and it affects the outcome of the case, it is known as perjury.More...

 

Defenses Against Perjury Probable Cause Hearings

Defenses Against Perjury Probable Cause Hearings

When a witness lies under oath, it is considered as perjury. Perjury is a felony and the penalty for this crime is imprisonment. However, perjury law maintains that if a witness tells the truth under oath, then no crime of perjury is committed. This principle was made into an example in the famous case of 1973, Bonston versus United States.More...

 

Perjury As Double Jeopardy

Perjury As Double Jeopardy

Double jeopardy is a constitutional right in the United States that does not allow a defendant to be tried twice for the same crime based on the same set of facts. A defendant once acquitted of a crime, cannot be retried for the same crime even after the police gets new evidence to show that the defendant in reality committed the crime.More...

 

Perjury Penalties For Lying

Perjury Penalties For Lying

Usually in civil and criminal cases, expert witnesses are called to testify for both the defendant and the plaintiff. It has been seen that the so-called experts are more interested in furthering their own interests through their testimony. So, does that mean that these experts are committing perjury?More...

 

 

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Perjury penalties for lying - What is perjury in bankruptcy ?
 

What-Is-Perjury-In-Bankruptcy      When a person files for bankruptcy, he has to ensure that he lists all his assets and properties. If a person deliberately leaves something out with the hope that it will not get noticed, he could face serious problems, which can include dismissal of bankruptcy, denial of a discharge or criminal prosecution for perjury or bankruptcy fraud. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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