I had a court date of 2/25/2011. Can a motion for contempt be requested if evidence and transcript prove defendant lied?
State/Country relating to question: Georgia
Hi glad to help. Of course you could file a motion for contempt with the court, and if the evidence is sufficient then the parson could be held in Contempt. You are going to have to prove the lies and they must be material to the case. Judges do not like people that lie under oath. If the lie involves testimony under oath in the hearing you are talking about, and then the lie consists of another statement they made under oath at a different time, that would be a crime and the State could prosecute for the crime of perjury if it is by conflicting sworn statements. The biggest problem in this area is proving that the testimony was a lie, as opposed to a mistake, misunderstanding, or confusion, on the part of that party. If you have the proof you need then for sure you can file it and see if the Judge will agree with you by holding the party in contempt. Sincerely, XXXXX XXXXX Good Luck
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