Portuguese Court has framed me into a “false declaration”

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Portuguese Court has framed me into a “false declaration”

I have been framed by the local court where I was obliged to testify against someone, now I am being accused of “False Declarations” because I didn’t give them what they wanted to hear. The accused is now in prison, but I still have a case against me. I feel my rights are not being respected and want to know if there is any society who can help me in this. I am English and live in Portugal, I am being falsely accused and have no money for a lawyer. Eventually the country and taxpayers will be paying for all of this trouble Portuguese is my second language.

Asked on January 25, 2012 under Criminal Law, Alaska

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

From what I gather from your question is that you have been charged with at least one count of perjury which is the intentional making of a false statement under oath. In most countries the charge is a felony.

If you have been charged with the crime of perjury and cannot afford an attorney, I suggest that you contact the public defender's office in the locality where the criminal matter is pending against you to see if you qualify for a public defender or a court appointed attorney to represent you in the matter you are writing about.

You might also contact your country's consulate in Portugal to assist you as well.


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