Subornation of Perjury Charges in Illinois

The crime of Subornation of Perjury in Illinois is defined by 720 ILCS 5/32-3 as follows:

(a) A person commits subornation of perjury when he or she knowingly procures or induces another to make a statement in violation of Section 32-2 which the person knows to be false.

Those convicted of Subornation of Perjury can face a 1-3 year prison sentence and a fine of up to $25,000, as Subornation of Perjury is a Class 4 felony under Illinois law.

Aside from the criminal charges that are possible for those accused of Subornation of Perjury, they may also face a Rule to Show Cause (contempt action) in the court case where they are alleged to have have suborned perjury.  There may also be a significant negative effect upon a person’s legal interests in that case as well.

A charge of Subornation of Perjury in Illinois is often filed against those who are accused of inducing or persuading someone to lie in court to benefit that person.

Anyone accused of Subornation of Perjury in Illinois is wise to exercise their right to remain silent, and seek an attorney at once.  Properly handling the case is vital to avoiding a variety of legal consequences.

See also  Commercial Bribery Charges in Illinois