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I wonder about the witnesses who get caught lying in court, but hardly can I ever recall a time where they get arrested for perjury/obstruction of justice, save for the case of Lana, Iris, Adrian and
The lawyers do make threats about perjury though, but the witnesses.still.lie.
So this is my headcanon for lying witnesses: either they weren't intentionally lying and were just oblivious to the events that were going on at the time, because in AA there is no such thing as an ideal witness. 2. they were lying, like in the case of
. But they didn't get arrested because there was some serious plea bargaining that we might have overlooked or it was going on behind the scenes. 3. the witness turned out to be the killer and it didn't matter if they were lying. Just tack that perjury/obstruction of justice punishment onto their murder charge and call it a day.
I dunno, I'm probably overthinking it but it has me wondering. Maybe I should've posted this in AA theories.
DD spoilers are pretty irrelevant at this point, but you should really tag DGS ones.
Also, Lana, Iris and Adrian weren't arrested for perjury, but for intentionally manipulating the crime scene to mislead the police. Adrian got out pretty quick, but Iris and Lana probably got more time because they were accomplices to the murder (and in Lana's case, to a lot more nasty things).
If there's a consequence for lying on the stand in this universe, it doesn't seem to be jail time. Maybe a fine?