Perjury Defense Attorney

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The justice system depends on witnesses who provide truthful testimony while under oath. Lying under oath is a violation of federal and state perjury laws, making it a serious white-collar crime. If you're facing charges for perjury or for encouraging someone else to commit perjury, you need a strong defense.

Get attorney Charlie Naegle of Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC on your side.

Understanding perjury charges in Arizona

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. So is encouraging another individual to commit perjury; this is called subordination of perjury.

Arizona law (A.R.S. § 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 that occurs when a person makes a false sworn statement, believing it to be false. In Arizona, false swearing is a class 6 felony.

Powerhouse defense for perjury or false swearing charges

Whether you are facing state or federal perjury charges, the stakes are high. If convicted, you could face significant prison time and hefty fines. Your credibility will also be put into serious question, which could affect your career and your future. There may be social and professional consequences as well as legal ones. Our team can help you fight back.

If you're facing perjury charges, you need attorney Charlie Naegle on your side. Put your trust in years of experience handling complex criminal charges in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 today.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
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