false swearing | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Criminal Law

False swearing refers to the criminal offense of intentionally making a false statement under oath or affirmation.


This can occur in a variety of contexts, such as in a court of law, during a deposition, or on a government form that requires an oath or affirmation of the truth of the information provided. The punishment for false swearing can vary depending on jurisdiction and the specific circumstances of the offense, but it can include fines and imprisonment.


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Last Modified: 01/11/2023

 

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