Perjury Defense Lawyer

Orlando and Kissimmee Perjury Defense Attorney providing professional Perjury Defense and other Criminal Defense legal services in Orlando, Kissimmee and Central Florida. Contact Lawyer, Lazaro G. Blanco, Esq., today at 407.344.5577.

If you are testifying or participating in a deposition, or providing information to law enforcement which is being utilized in a police report, the last thing you want to do is "knowingly and intentionally" make statements which you know to be false.

The Judicial system is built on the foundation of obtaining the truth and ensuring justice is lawfully obtained. If the truth is "knowingly and intentionally" distorted or fabricated, a charge of perjury, which is considered to be a serious crime, may be dealt with harshly.

If convicted of perjury, you may be faced with up to 5 years in prison and pay thousands of dollars in fines, probation, community service and restitution.

In Florida, the act of perjury is a felony crime, which can occur in court, under oath in a criminal or civil deposition, or a written affidavit or declaration.

Other crimes which may be associated with an act of perjury, and added as additional criminal charges are:

  • Subornation of Perjury: The act of knowingly allowing another to commit perjury in any legal situation. For subornation of perjury the person must actually follow through with the act of perjuring himself or herself;

  • Witness Tampering: The act of influencing a person, with or without threats, to give false statements under oath which benefits your case;

  • Conspiracy: When two or more individually willingly enter into a plan or agreement to intentionally be deceptive or lie while under oath.

In order to convict someone of perjury, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • The accused knowingly and intentionally provided a false answer to a question, or questions, after taking an oath that you would tell the truth while being questioned in court;

  • That you signed a sworn statement regarding statements you have made, knowing these statements were false;

  • That you reasonably understood the meaning of the question by the person administering the question while you were under oath;

  • That your statement was knowingly and intentionally false at the time you made it;

  • That you willfully and knowingly made a statement which was false or intentionally omitted or concealed a material fact.

If you must address perjury defense or other criminal defense issues in Orlando, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced perjury defense attorney - lawyer at BLANCO LAW OFFICE, PA. today by calling 407.344.5577 or by using our online case evaluation form.