What action can I take if I can show witnesses lied in court?

14th Oct 2019

CATEGORY: Criminal


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  • Stephen Oldham Solicitors

    Lying in court is a criminal offence known as perjury. It can be punihsed by up to two years in prison.

    If you are concerned that a witness has lied in court then you should report the matter to the police for them to investigate.

    If a witness has lied in court and that has affected your own case (e.g. if you have been convicted in a criminal case or you have had an adverse outcome in a civil matter) then you should mention this to the lawyers who represented you. They may be able to help you with an appeal in some circumstances.

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