Mesa Perjury Defense Attorney

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In civil and criminal cases, witnesses and experts are often called to testify during court proceedings. There are federal and state laws in place designed to make sure these witnesses and experts are there to tell the “whole truth and nothing but the truth,” and not there to further their own interests or the interest of the individual in question. It is called perjury law.

Perjury is the crime of intentionally making a false statement under oath in judicial or administrative proceedings. To lie or misrepresent the truth in your testimony is a criminal offense as is encouraging another individual to commit perjury. This is called subordination of perjury.

Arizona law (ARS 13-2702) says that a person commits perjury by making either, one, a false sworn statement in regard to a material issue, believing it to be false, or two, a false unsworn declaration, certificate, verification or statement in regard to a material issue that the person subscribes as true under penalty of perjury, believing it to be false. In Arizona, perjury is a class 4 felony. A.R.S. 13-2703 also classifies false swearing. False swearing is a similar charge to perjury and it occurs when a person commits false swearing by making a false sworn statement, believing it to be false. in Arizona, false swearing is a class 6 felony.

Defend Your Perjury or False Swearing Charges with Charlie Naegle

If you have been accused of any Arizona white collar crime, like perjury or false swearing, you should immediately contact an experienced Arizona white collar criminal defense attorney at 480-418-0776. Charlie Naegle has years of experience defending clients charged with alleged theft, perjury, and white collar offenses in the state of Arizona. Our Arizona criminal defense firm handles every aspect of your case, including pre-trial investigation, witness interviews, legal research, defense identification, grand jury and motion practice, plea negotiations, and, if necessary, full litigation at trial and on appeal. Your reputation and your future are at stake and we work in a discrete, private, and professional manner. If you choose to retain our law firm, you will work directly with Charlie Naegle, who will provide the highest level of criminal defense representation available. Work with a law firm where you are more than just a number.

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