New York City Perjury Attorney

While perjury may appear on the news less frequently than more sensational crimes like murder or arson, it is still a very serious charge to be convicted with. If you have been accused of committing the crime of perjury, you need a seasoned New York City perjury attorney defending your case. Seth Koslow aggressively defends the residents of New York City, and over the years he has accumulated a solid record of success for his clients.

A perjury conviction can have long-lasting negative consequences for all dimensions your life — from the personal, to the financial, to the social. Do not attempt to defend yourself before a trained prosecutor. Contact Seth Koslow online to schedule a free consultation morning, afternoon, or night, or call (347) 561-0025.

Perjury in the 3rd Degree

For New York City and State, perjury is handled by Article 210 of the New York Penal Law. Under Article 210, “A person is guilty of perjury in the third degree when he swears falsely.” Article 210 defines “swearing falsely” as intentionally providing false information while either:

  • giving testimony
  • under an oath in a written instrument or document

Perjury in the 3rd Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor, which in New York can lead to a fine of up to $1,000, and a maximum prison sentence of one year.

Perjury in the 2nd Degree

Perjury in the 2nd Degree follows the same definition as perjury in the 3rd Degree, with the three added stipulations that:

  1. the false statement was in writing where an oath is required to make that written instrument legally valid (e.g. affidavits, depositions); and
  2. the false statement was given with the intent to mislead a public servant; and
  3. the false statement was critical to the outcome of the situation at hand.

All three of those conditions must be present. Perjury in the 2nd Degree is a Class E Felony. In New York, Class E Felonies are punishable by up to four years in prison.

Perjury in the 1st Degree

Perjury in the 1st Degree follows the same definition as perjury in the 3rd Degree, with the added stipulations that:

  1. the false statement consists of testimony (defined by Article 210 as any oral statement before a court, agency, or public servant); and
  2. the false statement was critical to the outcome of the situation at hand.

Both conditions must be present. Perjury in the 1st Degree is a Class D Felony, which in New York is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

If you are facing allegations of perjury, you need to retain an experienced New York City perjury attorney to defend your case immediately. Contact the law offices of Seth Koslow online, or call (347) 561-0025 for a free consultation.

 

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