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Can Witnesses In A Divorce In Queens Be Charged With Perjury When They Lie On The Stand?

Perjury is a crime in New York, and lying on the stand in a Queens divorce is never a good idea, but the chances that a prosecutor would decide to take up a perjury case stemming from a divorce trial is slim.

How To Combat Perjury In A Queens Divorce

A better approach in dealing with witnesses who supply false or misleading testimony is to counter their claims with evidence, and present your own version of events.

In most cases, honest accounts of incidents feel more true to a listener than made-up stories.

Having an experienced divorce attorney who can effectively question witnesses to highlight inconsistencies or lack of evidence is another way to take control of the situation and push back against false testimony.
You have the right to make a complaint to police if you believe a witness in your divorce committed perjury, but there’s little for you to gain, and again, prosecutors will usually view this as an attempt to extend the court fight from your divorce.

It is possible to counter false claims made on the witness stand, and demonstrate convincingly in your divorce trial that your spouse is presenting a bad-faith case against you.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino have years of experience protecting our clients from spouses who commit perjury.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with experienced Queens Perjury divorce attorneys.