Perjury in West Michigan is treated as a serious offense because it destroys the integrity of our judicial system. Perjury charges are sometimes brought about as retaliation for failing to testify in a manner consistent with the theory of a Prosecutor’s case.
To prove perjury beyond a reasonable doubt the prosecution must establish that:
Penalties for perjury can be very serious and depends on the nature of the matter in which the perjury occurred. If Perjury is committed in an offense where the maximum penalty is life in prison, the punishment a prosecutor can pursue is life in prison. If the Perjury is committed for an offense in which the maximum punishment isn’t life in prison, the maximum punishment for this felony offense is 15 years in prison.
If a person tries to get someone to lie under oath they could face up to 15 years in prison for Subornation of Perjury.
If a person tampers with evidence or offers false evidence pursuant to MCL 750.483a(6)(a), they can face up to four years in prison. If a person tampers with evidence or offers false evidence in a case where the maximum possible punishment is over 10 years in prison, a person will face prison time of up to ten years.
Perjury is different from Filing a False Police Report because a statement to a police officer is not a sworn statement. A false report of a felony is a four year felony. A false report of a misdemeanor is a 93 day misdemeanor. A false report of a child abduction is a four year felony.
When a person is charged with Perjury, Subornation of Perjury, Tampering With Evidence, Witness Tampering, Obstruction of Justice, Bribery, and/or Filing a False Police Report an aggressive and experienced lawyer is necessary. These are serious criminal cases in West Michigan and The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan has the lawyers you need to defend your rights.
Among some of the more notable people to have been convicted of perjury over the years are:
Attorney Shawn Haff of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan recommends that people charged with any of the above-listed crimes, or any other crimes, remain silent and contact him asap at 616-438-6719. The reasons for this are as follows:
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