The Case of the Lucky Legs Author:Erle Stanley Gardner Perry Mason lied to the police. — "You confessed, did you not, Mr. Mason, to making false statements to the police?" — Perry Mason grinned, and there was a twinkle in his eyes. "I did." — "Isn't that a crime?" — "It is not. A man can lie to the police or anyone else just as much as he wants to. If his lies tend to shield a murderer, he may be gui... more »lty of compounding a felony. If he lies under oath, he is guilty of perjury. In this case, I did neither."
"But weren't you taking risks?"
"Gentlemen," said Perry Mason, "I always take risks. It's the way I play the game."« less