How do I prove an affidavit is false?
If the affidavit is notarized, the notary must administer an oath or affirmation to the signer (affiant) and see the signature being made. If the signer has made a false statement in the affidavit, he/she could be charged with perjury. The notary does not investigate or verify the information.
Can I sue my ex for false allegations?
After you've been exonerated, you have the legal right to fight back with a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for the damages caused by false allegations of a crime.
What happens when you make a false statement?
Often, the result of a false report is the obstruction or hindrance of a police investigation. Depending upon the jurisdiction, a false police report may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor charges may result in jail terms of one year or less. Typically, the defendant must also pay fines.
What happens if you lie on the stand?
Lying under oath, or, perjury, is a federal crime. Although the civil court has limited power to punish your spouse for perjury, the judge can forward the case to the prosecutor for criminal enforcement. Punishment for committing perjury could result in probation, fines, or a prison sentence up to 5 years.