Fort Worth, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: If witness comes forward claiming to have been forced to make false testimony will that witness be charged with pergury?

If a witness comes forward and claim they were coerced or forced by the state to make false testimony to the court will that witness be charged with perjury?

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Roy Lee Warren

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It likely depends on the credibility of the witness and the circumstances tending to corroborate the different story. You may want to have the witness speak with defense counsel first.

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