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Asked on: 10/12/02, 2:58 pm

Is a written letter or a voice mail considered perjury?

After my ex-boyfriend was arrested for hitting me, he asked me to write this letter and record a message on his answering machine saying that the police misrepresented the situation, that he didn't hit me and that it was a big misunderstanding. I didn't think I was doing anything wrong, and he told me if I didn't do it, he would be deported. Now the letter is in the hands of the City. They have subpoenaed me as a witness because my ex sued the police for false arrest. He used the letter to his advantage and now wants to get money from them. Am I in trouble now? Do I face perjury charges with this letter and tape?

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