Perjury is defined as deliberately giving false information under oath. More on this offense is presented here http://criminallawcourt.com/define-perjury-in-california/ . But when it comes to the punishment for perjury offense in CA, the law imposes it as a felony. This means that the defendant faces:

  1. felony probation with up to one year in a county jail; or
  2. two, three or four years in California State Prison.

LEGAL DEFENSES TO PERJURY

If you have been convicted of such offense in California, you are better to go to the legal firm and organize a case consultation with a criminal defense attorney. The attorney can study your case and work out a strategy which will work for you the best. Below are some of those strategies that can be applied on your behalf:

  1. your false statement wasn’t made deliberately- this means that at the time you made your statement you didn’t know that it was false;
  2. you misunderstood the question- if you misunderstood the question or inquiry, which made you give false statements, you cannot be guilty of perjury;
  3. at the time you were giving false statement, you wasn’t under oath;
  4. the false statement was related to a minor fact rather than a significant issue. 

Want to know more on your case, i.e. how and what period of time the litigation will go on, refer to the Margarian Law Firm. We consider every single detail of your case and fight for your case aggressively at the court. Our contact number is 818-553-1000. Call us right now.