What is the potential minimum and maximum sentence for providing false affidavit to a court under the circumstances below.

Asked about 2 years ago - Chicago, IL

Penalty for individual providing false affidavit in attempt to lift order of protection on minor child after being deemed a threat to the child.. False information included criminal history, abuser's current address,. and narcotics abuse.

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

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    Answered . Not enough information is provided. Why do you ask this? Are you claiming someone else has provided false information? If so, this should be brought to the prosecutor's attention if the case is being heard as a criminal action. If this is in civil court, have your attorney handle the problem. If the person is not charged, there is no sentence to be considered.

  2. Stephen L. Richards

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    Answered . Could be perjury but more info needed

  3. Steven Paul McCollum

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    Answered . First, the case would need to be charged. Prosecutors are often reluctant to charge cases that arise from family court situations such as this. If you are on the other side and want the person penalized, the better way of handling this might be to seek a contempt finding in family court where the Judge could impose a jail sentence or take other remedial action. If you are the person who has filed a false affidavit, you should make no statements about this to anyone except for your attorney and you should consult with a criminal defense attorney.

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  4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . As you may accurately reason, attorneys may not provide by law any facilitation or furtherance of any criminal act that planned in the future. For that matter no attorney may advise anyone on how to circumvent the legal procedural system for any future contemplation of falsification of testimony or affidavits.
    I suggest being truthful and honest in all your court dealings. If you are charged, do not place any incriminating statements on line on the public forum like Avvo and retain an attorney to advise you further.

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