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Southern California Perjury Defense Lawyer

Taking a sworn oath

Every person who testifies under oath, whether to a court or a branch of the government, in person and sometimes in writing, must tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Perjury is the crime of lying about or hiding important information while under sworn oath. Therefore it makes sense that to be convicted of perjury, the government must prove that a person took a sworn oath – an oath authorized by the law of the United States before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, and while under oath, that person knowingly made a false statement about material facts.

Examples of Common Perjury Charges

In a common example where perjury charges are brought, a person can commit perjury by falsely testifying before a court, or in front of a grand jury. However there are other circumstances where the crime of perjury can be valid such as signing and therefore swearing that information submitted in some documents such as tax returns or other legal documents is true and factual.

Punishment and Penalties for a Perjury Conviction

The penalties for a perjury conviction are rather severe. You could be facing thousands of dollars in fines, community service, and up to 4-years in state prison depending on whether you are a first-time offender or have a prior offense.

An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to prove that you did not knowingly lie or omit facts. Obviously, a typical and acceptable legal defense might be that you misunderstood something or simply made a mistake. Your attorney may also be able to use the defense that relaying information can be very subjective and is dependent upon the memory and views of the person communicating the information, particularly in a witness testimony.

It is likely that you have many questions, and that you are stressed and frightened about both your future and reputation. Vincent W. Davis is an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney who can answer all of your questions, and then work aggressively to protect your freedom and your pocketbook.


When you talk to us you can be sure of one thing, that we are listening. The police and your accusers have their story, and it is our job to make sure that your story is heard. We want to know what happened and we want everyone else to know too.

Call me personally – 888-888-6582 – I am waiting to hear your story now, to defend you and make sure that your voice is heard.

We Are Your Criminal Defense Lawyers and we are proud to serve    Los Angeles,   Orange,   Riverside   and   San Bernardino   Counties.


Arcadia Office
150 N. Santa Anita Ave,
Suite 200
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: (626) 446-6442
Fax: (626)-446-6454


Beverly Hills Office
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310)-880-5733


La Mirada Office
Cerritos Towne Center
17777 Center Court Drive ,
Suite 600
Cerritos, California, 90703
Phone: 888-888-6542


Los Angeles Office
Gas Company Tower
555 West Fifth Street,
31st Floor
Los Angeles, California, 90013
Phone: (213)-400-4132


Long Beach Office
Landmark Square
111 West Ocean Blvd.,
Suite 400
Long beach, California, 90802


Irvine Office
Oracle Tower
17901 Von Karman Avenue,
Suite 600
Irvine, California, 92614
Phone: (949)-203-3971
Fax: (949)-203-3972


Ontario Office
Lakeshore Center
3281 E. Guasti Road,
7th Floor
City of Ontario, California, 91761
Phone:(909)-996-5644


Riverside Office
Turner Riverwalk
11801 Pierce Street,
Suite 200
Riverside, California, 92505
Phone: (909)-996-5644


San Diego
Emerald Plaza
402 West Broadway,
Suite #400
San Diego, California, 92101
Phone: (619)-885-2070


Aliso Viejo
Ladera Corporate Terrace
999 Corporate Drive,
Suite 100
Ladera Ranch, California, 92694
Phone: (714) 721-3822