So what happens if the 'witness' lied to the police, got a bunch of BS started and then lied to the courts as well?
What if the defendant has proof that the witness was REALLY mad at him/her and threatened physical harm but instead of physical harm causes them emotional, mental harm?
If the defendant can prove that the witness was mad and had a motive -
1. Will the witness get perjury?
2. Can the defendant sue or file a civil suit?False witness statement in court and to the police... Very important...?
The prosocution has to file purjury charges.
Civil action is possible.False witness statement in court and to the police... Very important...?
You should consult a lawyer who deals in this sort of law. But, chances are, a lawyer, who will take it on for a cut of the judgement will do so only he smells money.
Consult the Official Code of your state, which should be online. It will tell you the penalties for perjury in your state. However, I believe that you'd have to file charges in the state that the crime was committed and not the state you live in, if you live in another state.
1. they can face a perjury charge. It is up to the police to file if it was regarding a criminal matter.
If it was a civil matter, sue them in civil court.
Even if it was a criminal matter, and they are charged with perjury--you can sue them in civil court.