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Perjury

The crime of lying under oath or making a false statement on an affidavit. In order to be considered an act of perjury, the false statement must relate to the matter at hand; it would not be perjury, for example, to falsely state a person's eye color unless it involves the identification of a defendant. Prosecutions for perjury, however, are fairly unusual.
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indictments for perjurious answers given during the proceeding must be
3's knowledge requirement excludes only testimony a prosecutor knows for sure will be perjurious.
Rather than pulling in a discredited dog scent expert, a notorious local murderer/liar/rapist, whom the state placed alone on a transport van with Wilton Dedge, and whose perjurious testimony did not come from Mr.
Alleges President Clinton ``willfully provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony'' before Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's grand jury on Aug.
still be perjurious, even if it is susceptible to various
To allow the criminal defendant to simply give his or her "story" to the lawyer, and for the lawyer to take that version of reality and build a defense around it, runs the risk that that lawyer is inextricably linking himself or herself with a perjurious version of the events.
holding that perjurious testimony before a grand jury has the effect of
Wells, supra note 99, at 245 (arguing that police testimony, even when perjurious, "is more persuasive to juries than testimony by civilian witnesses" because officers have "special credibility" and are experts at testifying).
1992) (reasoning that because defendant offered perjurious testimony
the examiner, they were not perjurious in this case); see also United
Doctored documents about financial transactions, in any event, are no more worrisome than perjurious testimony in street crime cases about events to which the government may not have access to any other eyewitnesses.
Likewise, autopoietic theory could encourage research on the communication subsystems within criminal justice, whether the language of police officers versus lawyers produces discrepant meanings about reliable confessions, (51) perjurious testimony, and other important matters.