While making an oath to tell the truth during court proceedings can seem absurd to many people, there are severe consequences to breaking that oath. Penalties range from one year in prison to 15 years and from $1,000 in fines to $10,000. If you face perjury charges, take action to protect yourself for calling an Orlando perjury lawyer.
Perjury is a complicated crime that can be boiled down to one question: Did you lie under oath? The specific legal definition under Florida law involves making a false statement under oath that you did not believe to be true.
The potential penalties you face depend on the type of proceeding where you made the alleged false claim:
As you can see, this is a serious charge with serious consequences. We are prepared to help you fight against these charges and any related criminal charges you face.
We will discuss the possible defenses available to you during our review of your case. Common defenses in perjury cases include:
At The Umansky Law Firm, our Orlando perjury lawyers offer free case reviews where we will look over your documents, listen to your story and explain the defenses you have to fight against your charges. Then, we will put your case into our strategy planning tool and offer you our free guide on the Florida court system. We do all of this free of charge because we believe in what we do – helping people protect their rights and their freedoms from damaging charges.
If you face perjury charges, contact our attorneys now. We are available anytime, day or night, to take your call. Call or contact us online to schedule a free case review.
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