The case against Martha Stewart clearly showcases the dangers of lying under oath and to government officials. Ms. Stewart told one seemingly small lie in regard to a stock transaction. The lie resulted in a five-month prison term and a five-month period in which she was required to wear an ankle bracelet and monitor.
The specific crime of perjury occurs when a lie is told under oath. An often equally serious offense is lying to government authorities. Even "bending" the truth or claiming false ignorance on your doorstep at 6 a.m. to federal agents who question you without counsel or time to reflect is a punishable offense.
At the New Jersey and New York criminal defense law firm, Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers, we provide experienced criminal defense to people accused of perjury and of lying to government officials. We have successfully represented hundreds of individuals accused of criminal violations since 1997, including numerous people accused of perjury.
If you have been charged with or are being investigated for perjury or lying to a government official, contact criminal defense attorney Robert Stahl at 908-301-9001 or contact us online to discuss your case.
Perjury Charges Can Arise Out of a Number of Situations
Perjury and other charges involving misrepresentations can occur in the courtroom, in grand jury investigations, in a civil deposition or in a broad range of circumstances in which individuals are questioned by government agents and law enforcement officials. Material misstatements and lies are frequently punishable and are not protected by Miranda rights unless the accused is detained or arrested.
A Law Firm With a Proven Record of Success
We have successfully represented individuals charged with perjury and related violations, including a recent case in which the brother of a police officer was charged with perjury after the officer was arrested by the FBI. We represented the officer's brother at trial in federal court, where he was fully acquitted of perjury charges.
Contact Our New York and New Jersey Perjury Defense Attorneys
Protect your rights. For questions regarding criminal defense of perjury charges, contact Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers. Our offices are located in Westfield, New Jersey and Manhattan.Contact us online or call us at 908-301-9001.