The Truth, The Truth, and Nothing But the Truth: Do Not Lie in Court!
A recent Florida foreclosure case demonstrates why you should always tell the truth in court, whether it be for a foreclosure defense case or any other matter. In this case, the homeowner raised numerous arguments to the foreclosure, each of which the bank quickly discredited as the trial progressed. In the end, the court dismissed her claims and lawsuit. The homeowner was lucky: the judge could just as easily sanctioned her for perjury–both a civil and criminal offense.
As I have written before, foreclosure defense cases are already difficult matters to begin with. Lying in court doesn’t make them any easier, and runs the real risk of an angry judge and a lost case. Even worse, lies like these make this area of law harder for everyone else, namely honest homeowners who have legitimate defenses to foreclosure.