Civil Lawsuits

Perjury

White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney for Perjury Charges

Bill Clinton broke no law when he had sex with an intern, but he was impeached for lying about it in sworn testimony. Barry Bonds allegedly used illegal steroids, but he was prosecuted for false statements to a grand jury. And the former mayor of Detroit faced charges in 2008 not for an extramarital affair with his chief of staff, but for denying it under oath.

The Birmingham, AL based law firm of Boles Holmes White represented then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on eight counts that included perjury charges. We have represented numerous elected officials, corporate executives and others throughout the United States accused of this serious felony crime.

Contact our attorneys if you are facing charges of perjury or are concerned that past sworn statements will soon come back to haunt you. White collar criminal defense attorney Jim Parkman and his partners, Martin Adam and William White, have over 50 years of collective experience.

Perjured Testimony

Perjury is any willfully false testimony, under oath or in a sworn affidavit, intended to deceive in connection with a matter before the court. Boles Holmes White has defended clients on perjury charges stemming from:

  • Depositions
  • Signed affidavits
  • Grand jury proceedings
  • Pre-trial hearings
  • A trial

We advise clients not to lie in law enforcement interrogations or a Congressional inquiry, or on signed documents on which false statements are automatically considered criminal, such as loan applications or tax returns.

What is the Defense for Perjury?

Your words are preserved in print or on tape — you can’t claim you never said it. However, there are viable defenses to defeat the charges or mitigate the penalties:

  • You did not know the statement to be false at the time.
  • You could not be expected to recall perfectly a matter that happened years ago.
  • You perjured yourself under orders from a superior.
  • You were coerced to lie because of threats to yourself or loved ones.

The penalty for perjury is up to five years in prison. Jim Parkman and his team make every effort to spare clients from that outcome. We intervene to have dubious charges dismissed before they are made public, or prepare to defend you at trial, and we explore agreements to avoid a conviction or minimize the sentence.

If you face perjury or Obstruction of Justice charges, call our office at 205-502-2000 to arrange a consultation.

Federal Cases
Charges
Verdict
USA vs. Edwards
Tax Evasion
Probation
USA vs.McLemore
Government Benefits Fraud
Probation
USA vs. Smith
Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Honest Services Fraud, Bribery, Federal Programs Fraud, Money Laundering
NOT Guilty All 19 Counts
USA vs. Dyer
Bank Fraud
Negotiated Plea to Probation
USA vs. Scrushy
36 Counts Conspiracy Wire Fraud Mail Fraud Sarbanes-Oakley Money Laundering
NOT Guilty on All Counts
USA vs. Conn
Wire Fraud Federal Contract Fraud
Negotiated Plea to Probation
USA vs. Abercrombie
Theft of Government Funds
Negotiated Plea to Probation
USA vs. Grimes
Wire Fraud
NOT Guilty
USA vs. Nemish
Bank Fraud
NOT Guilty
USA vs. Phillips
Bank Fraud
Reduced
USA vs. Bond and Benefield
Rackateering Wire Fraud Conspiracy
1 Year Probation Dismissed on Government motion
USA vs. Johnson
Theft
NOT Guilty
USA vs. Mershon
Wire Fraud
Charges Dismissed
USA vs. Johnson
Government Fraud
NOT Guilty
USA vs. Khan
Interstate Terrorist Threat
Dismissed
USA vs. Taaid
Eastern District of Michigan Healthcare Fraud
Negotiated Plea
USA vs. Lam
Tuscon, Arizona Largest U.S. Counterfeit Case
Negotiated Plea
USA vs. Kennedy
Mail Fraud Money Laundering
Diversion
State Cases
Charges
Verdict
State vs. Khan
Arson
NOT Guilty
State vs. Moore
Theft of Property I
NOT Guilty
State vs. Alderman
Theft of Property I
NOT Guilty
State vs. Kilpatrick
Conspiracy Perjury
Plea to Obstruction of Justice
Theft Cases
Charges
Verdict
State v. Griffin
Bribery
Hung Jury (twice)
State v. Uber
Theft by Deception
NOT Guilty
State v. Berry
Possession of Forged Instrument 1st
NOT Guilty
State v. Graham
Theft of Property – 7 counts
NOT Guilty all counts
State v. Herring
Theft of Property – 30 misdemeanor counts
NOT Guilty all counts
State v. Woodham
Theft
Dismissed
State v. Eriksson
Embezzlement
Mistrial
State v. Whitley
Receiving Stolen Property with numerous priors

Negotiated Plea

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