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What happens if you give false evidence in court?

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A person who knowingly gives false testimony in court is guilty of the crime of perjury. Even if the person has not been deposed or sworn in the traditional sense, the law presumes all such testimony given to be done so under oath and under the penalty of perjury. Perjury is a serious offense and if found guilty the person can be incarcerated and/or fined under state or federal law. Under federal guidelines if convicted the penalty is a maximum of 5 years in a federal facility and a $5,000 fine. States establish their own laws concerning the offense.

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