Taylor, MI asked in Uncategorized for Michigan

Q: What is the underlying cause of a large amount of people being aggrieved due to perjured testimony?

What measures are available to remove false information in files and court documents? How to remedy abuse of process?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The real question is: how do you prove a lie is a lie? If I testify that I saw a man in a blue car turn right, can you prove I'm lying about what I saw? At best, if you were there too, you could testify that you perhaps saw a green car turn left. Would either of us be lying?

In our court system - particularly in criminal cases - the jury is the "trier of fact". Their job is to determine facts and weigh credibility of witnesses. They decide whether to believe the person who says the blue car turned right or the green car turned left - or perhaps they don't believe either person. Once evidence or testimony is presented to a jury, and they find them to be credible, you can't remove supposedly false information.

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