Does she have to go to jail?
February 18, 2012 3:47 AM Subscribe
Lying under oath: what would a likely penalty be for a plaintiff who commits perjury?
posted by aimeedee to law & government (11 answers total)
I'm almost done with a large writing project I've been working on, but there's a hole in it that I need to fill.
I need to know what might happen to someone who, during a trial, intentionally identifies an innocent person as guilty and then later recants the testimony. Would the person get automatic jail time? Community service? Assigned a parole officer? Pay a big fine? The person in question is an upright citizen with no prior involvement in the criminal justice system. This situation takes place in California. (I've asked a couple of related questions in the past and the responses have been incredibly helpful--so thank you in advance!)