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.