California Penal Code Section 118 PC Perjury
What are the factors or elements of a118 PC Perjury charge?
Under California law, “perjury” means deliberately giving false information while under oath.
You are likely to face perjury charges if you intentionally give false information in any of the following ways:
- In a Driver’s License application. DMV employs their own investigators who can be very intimidating- Ask for attorney to be present before you answer any of their questions regarding fraud or perjury.
- In a signed declaration or affidavit.
- In a signed affidavit.
- When being deposed.
Perjury is a felony in California. If convicted, the person could be sentenced to up to 4 years in the California State Prison. However, the judge often has the discretion to offer minimal or no jail time and or probation.
Because this is a crime of moral turpitude a conviction for perjury can have serious immigration consequences.