Allegations involving perjury or perverting the course of justice are extremely serious and need immediate and robust defence.
Perverting the course of justice is a charge dealt with in a Crown Court and commonly results in a prison sentence.
Lying under oath in a court of law, or making a false statement after taking the oath – perjury – is an offence under the Perjury Act 1911.
Making a false statement when not under oath is dealt with under the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975.
There may be complex circumstances leading to an individual being accused of perjury – whether in court, or if asked to attend a police station for interview under caution.
Because of the chance of a prison sentence being imposed for perjury, it is vital to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible if an allegation of perjury has been made – or a police interview under caution relating to perjury allegations is scheduled or a possibility.
Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors offer robust criminal defence services to clients facing perjury charges – and thoroughly prepare the evidence to give clients the best possible outcome.
Duncan Lewis advises clients facing interview under caution for perjury to exercise their right to remain silent at a police station, until a Duncan Lewis crime lawyer arrives to advise them on the charges they are facing.
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in criminal cases.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious matters such as murder and rape.
Clients do not have to wait until they have been arrested to contact Duncan Lewis about any criminal charges – our team can advise from the initial stages of a police inquiry, or if it is likely a client may be arrested to face a criminal charge involving perjury or perverting the course of justice.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can also advise on Civil Liberties matters such as wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and prisoners’ rights in custody – as well as advising on appeals against conviction or sentencing for a charge of perjury.
All Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors are highly trained and highly experienced – and are dedicated to offering the best criminal defence services to our clients at police stations, courts and prisons.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide – including more than 20 offices across London and the southeast and in all major cities across England and Wales.
A member of the Duncan Lewis criminal defence team can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to offer expert legal advice on all criminal charges and for police interview under caution.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing charges relating to perjury or perverting the course of justice – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice.
For 24/7 help at a police station in England and Wales, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services –Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.
Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.
Call Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors to discuss a perjury allegation or charge on 020 7923 4020.