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If you lie in court and get caught what would the judge give you

Canada, KY |

like if you are in there for killing someone and then lie about what happened and the judge found out you were lying what could happen

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The judge could hold you in contempt of court and give you 30 days. However, the far more serious outcome could be that the prosecution could charge you with perjury; a serious felony charge, although not as serious as a murder charge.

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I don't practice in KY. Contempt is generally a misdemeanor; Perjury is a felony. The prosecutor could charge you with the latter. The judge or the prosecutor could charge you with the former.

Edward J. Blum

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