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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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begin strike through]The most difficult situation, therefore, arises in a criminal case where the accused insists on testifying when the lawyer knows that the testimony is perjurious.
Indeed, when a gang member is accused of a crime, the gang culture dictates that fellow members will come forward to assist him, even if it means providing perjurious testimony.
United States, a non-responsive statement that is literally true is not perjurious, no matter how misleading.
On Thursday, January 15, prosecutors from Starr's office met with Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder and presented him with information from tapes from Linda Tripp that the president might have encouraged Lewinsky to submit a perjurious affidavit in the Jones case.
As I understand the status of the current debate, criminal defense lawyers have an affirmative ethical obligation to put their client on the stand and lead them through perjurious testimony, and this is not only ethical, but anything else would be unethical.
Kubasek, the suspended assistant superintendent, ``made false, misleading and perjurious statements of material fact and that he attempted and did dissuade and interfere with testimony'' in a state personnel hearing.
It has been defined as perjurious conduct, so repeated or egregious as to corrupt and compromise the process to the point that the court is prejudiced in its ability to impartially adjudicate the claim.
The most frightening thing about article one is it alleges perjury generally but it does not allege a perjurious statement singly," he said.
No outward signs give away the "close Treasons and dissembled Treacheries" of this "bold and perjurious politique.
Sullivan's broadside was Kenneth Starr's now-famous report detailing President Clinton's sexual misconduct and subsequent obfuscation and perjurious testimony.
This is why I agree with those who say that we must put Monica behind us and stop our comic obsession with sex (or "sex" as the President's filthy-minded and incompetent lawyers are still compelled, for perjurious reasons, to call it in their briefing).