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Winter Haven, FL Perjury Defense Lawyer

PERJURY

Whoever makes a false statement, which he or she does not believe to be true, under oath, not in an official proceeding, in regard to any material matter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. But whoever makes a false statement, which he or she does not believe to be true, under oath in an official proceeding in regard to any material matter, commits a felony of the third degree, and if a person makes a false statement, which he or she does not believe to be true, under oath in an official proceeding that relates to the prosecution of a capital felony, commits a felony of the second degree. The law also states that knowledge of the materiality of the statement is not an element of the crime of perjury in an official proceeding and the defendant's mistaken belief that the statement was not material is not a defense.

Being convicted of Perjury can cause a person to be sentenced to Probation, County Jail, and/or Florida State Prison.

Call Winter Haven Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon J. Rafool at (863) 299-3339 if you are being investigated for Perjury, have been charged with Perjury, or have been contacted by law enforcement about any statements you have made under oath in any proceedings.

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