The most effective way to undo the original statement is to swear an affidavit with new details and an explanation for why the original statement was made and not accurate.
But be forewarned: if you swear an affidavit saying that you lied originally, you could be charged with obstruction of justice, public mischief or both. It is a criminal offense to mislead the police and waste public resources. The Crown dealing with an obstruction or public mischief charge may try to have you saddled with a criminal record, even if you do not already have one. It is, however, unlikely this would happen, unless you are in the habit of giving false statements.
Armoured Suits’ lawyers can work with you to discuss what your options are and how best to proceed if you want to help your loved one.
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