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How important is it if a lawyer lies to the court in responce

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How important is it if a lawyer lies to the court in responce to a direct question to them from the Court?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Jim Reilly replied 7 years ago.
If the lawyer intentionally and knowingly lied to the court, it is contempt of court for which he can be fined or jailed.

It is also unethical, for which he can be discliplined by the Georgia State Bar.

If this false statement was given as testimony under oath, it would also be perjury for which he could be prosecuted.

It should be easy enough for the judge to determine whether or not the statement was true. If both deeds are exactly the same, he can simply read them to see it. If it is important to your side of the case to show that they are the same, just ask the court to read them both word for word to see for himself.
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