Q: Can a lawyer write a statement for someone that gets the lawyer out of a felony but put's the person who signed in troub
I started dating a lawyer while I was going through a divorce. During the relationship I tried reconciling with my wife. I broke up with the lawyer and she trashed my house to the point of a felony property damage. My reconciliation didn't last and I ended up back with the lawyer. Because of the felony she was facing the loss of her law license. So I was guilted into helping her get out of trouble. She wrote a statement that I signed getting her out of trouble and basically putting myself in trouble. She then turned and worked with prosecutors to get me in trouble and ended up with a charge and 1 years probation which I'm okay with but is it appropriate for her to to write my statement
A: A lawyer who knowingly aids in perjury, is subject to lose their law license.
There's a lot to unpack here, but briefly:
1. Your ex committed at least a few crimes (obstruction of justice, tampering with a witness, et. al) by manufacturing a false document she knew would be used in a legal investigation(s).
2. You committed obstruction of justice and the felony of false statement when you signed a written statement that you knew was false.
I think it's safe to say that none of this was legally "appropriate."
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