According to a report in the Tampa Bay Times, a woman in a Hernando County Family Law Court was seeking to get a domestic violence restraining order against her mother when she made some odd statements. When asked about her extensive criminal background, the woman claimed that she was a DEA agent.
Hernando County Judge Stephen E. Toner gave the woman several opportunities to change her testimony, but she did not. The family law judge then requested that the Sheriff’s Office check on the woman’s claim, which turned out to be bogus, and the woman was found to be in contempt of court and sentenced to 5 months and 29 days in jail.
Whenever I have family law clients who are preparing for court, the very first thing I tell them is to tell the truth. I repeat that throughout my preparation session with them, as the last thing a person wants is to end up in jail because of a lie told in family court.
If you have a Hernando County Family Law matter and you wish to speak with a family law attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., at (813) 443-0615 or fill out our contact form.