Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 2220 Filing

Instructions and Help about Form 2220 Filing

Music hi this is Mike Haber thank you for asking me what is perjury in the state of Florida perjury can loosely be defined as lying under oath but as usual when it comes to the law there's much more to it than just that to be convicted of perjury in Florida the state's gotta prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you took an oath to tell the truth that that oath was given to you by someone with authority to do so in an official capacity that while you were under oath you made a false statement and at the time that you made that false statement you knew the statement was untrue the kicker with perjury the false statement knowingly made while under oath must be material and materiality is defined as having the potential to effect a pending issue so for perjury lying under oath is not enough your lie must also relate to a material matter in the proceedings at hand you may have noticed that materiality is not one of the elements that the state must prove this is because the issue of materiality must be determined by a judge before the case proceeds it's a condition precedent to a perjury prosecution so if the judge decides that a false statement does not relate to a material matter in the proceedings then your perjury charge is going to be dismissed perjury in an unofficial proceeding is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by 364 in jail but if perjury occurs during an official proceeding such as before a legislative judicial administrative or other governmental agency or official then it's a third degree felony and it's punishable by up to five years in state prison I thank you for your question I appreciate your having asked it and I invite you to ask me more please remember at Michael a Haber PA it's all about reasonable doubt and if you like this video please subscribe we'll be putting out more soon Music Applause Music Applause Music