Perjury: Laws and Penalties
Perjury is a serious offense because it can derail the basic goal of the justice system—discovering the truth.
A person is guilty of suborning perjury if he/she attempts to induce a witness to give false testimony under oath in a court or other proceeding, and the witness actually gives false testimony.
A witness lied during my trial, and I was convicted. Can I sue him?
An individual who is convicted based on false testimony cannot sue the lying witness for civil (or money) damages.
Can I Sue My Ex For Lying During Our Divorce Mediation?
When someone lies and the lie hurts other people, the injured person can sue for slander and seek financial damages.