Perjury

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The crime of Perjury is a serious felony offense. This type of offense is committed when a person who has been administered a valid oath willfully makes a false statement or willfully provides false testimony. A person cannot be charged with Perjury for providing false testimony about his/her own guilt with regard to another charged crime. A person may be charged with a lesser form of Perjury for making a false certification in the application for a driver’s license.

The crime of Perjury is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. A typical sentence in Washtenaw County will be 2-3 years imprisonment. A person convicted of this felony offense will also lose the right to vote, the right to possess and use firearms, the right to serve on a jury, the ability to obtain certain professional licenses and obtain quality employment, the ability to obtain certain types of travel visas, and may be deported from the country.