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what do you call it when someone changes the truth to make

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what do you call it when someone changes the truth to make their defense?
Give me One word or a few, what is the phrase Lawyers use?

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If this is in court it is "perjury" if the person has been sworn in.
Otherwise it is "falsification", "being deceptive", "misleading the court" or simply lying. There is nothing improper about saying someone is lying if you have the evidence to prove it.
Also "fabrication" can be used if the person is making things up..a nicer way of calling the person a liar.
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