Perjury: the offense of willfully telling an untruth after having taken an oath or affirmation.
In Florida, the crime of Perjury in an Official Proceeding is a Third Degree Felony and is punishable by up to five (5) years in prison, five (5) years of probation, and $5,000 in fines.
I cannot tell you how often I see former homeowners committing perjury in their foreclosure surplus funds case. This all too often occurs when the clerk of the court informs the homeowner that they do not need a lawyer, but they just need to execute their one page boiler-plate “owner’s claim for surplus” document. This is the problem.
This one page owner’s claim for surplus document is often factually false. It states things such as, “no other party has a right to make a claim” and “there are no subordinate lien holders” etc. Often, this is false, yet homeowners will continue to file this claim at the direction of the clerk.
What scares me, is someday a judge will see the owner’s claim for surplus funds executed and will deem it to be perjury. Or, an adverse party to the homeowner will move the state to charge the homeowner with perjury. It is only a matter of time and it simply comes from the fact that the former homeowner doesn’t know what they are doing.
Be smart. Consult with a foreclosure surplus law firm. I will sum up your case and have filed hundreds of claims for surplus funds in Florida. Every case is different because everyone’s facts are different! There isn’t a formula or a one fits all motion in recovering surplus funds. It is a delicate matter that takes careful lawyering to put a homeowner in a position to collect.
Avoid being charged with potential perjury. Contact me directly today and I will give you a free consultation. I take ALL of my Florida surplus cases on a contingency. This means, you don’t pay me anything unless I collect and win for you!
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