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I heard telling untruthful things under oath for testimony

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I heard telling untruthful things under oath for testimony in a court hearing almost never gets charged with perjury (DAs are too busy with bigger cases etc), so it should be ok not being truthful under oath in testimony (and depositions), right? Would there be any consequences at all for doing so? Thanks.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  rayanswers replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  rayanswers replied 4 months ago.

Yes this is almost never prosecuted.Try to couch your answers a little bit here, I can't remember or I don't think so.Those are vaguer answers and really not untruthful tot he point that they are perjury.Try to be vague or general or I cannot recall are perfectly legitimate responses and will keep you out of trouble.Almost all witnesses to some degree are less than forthcoming and have selective memories.You would be fine with this kind of testimony when asked.Perjury in such trials is virtually never prosecuted.

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