Lied on police statement due to death threats but still charged

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    Lied on police statement due to death threats but still charged

    Im going to make this short.
    I lied on a police statement due to death threats if i told the the true story. I dont really have proof of the death threats besides one recording of a conversion of the guy making treating remarks but the police have the recording and i dont know how to get it for my court date.
    But i was charged with lying to the cops.

    Also. Im charged with steeling a bike. (that i admitted to) But i stole it to get away from the situation i found my self in to get away to safety faster. (I didnt keep the bike. I left it on the side of the road down the steet)

    Can/will i still get convicted of theft?
    Can/will i still get convicted of for a false report?


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    Ultimately the answer to your question will depend on the lawyer or public defender and how strong of a case you can present at trial. The attorney will have to convince the jury that you took both actions under duress and should not be held accountable. If you would like a Free Criminal Defense Case Evaluation, you can complete this form:
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