At common law, a willfully false statement in a fact material to the issue, made by a witness under oath in a competent judicial proceeding. By statute the penalties of perjury are imposed on the making of willfully false affirmations.
Lying under oath,” or “perjury” is a criminal offense. A person is legally required to truthfully answer questions, or abstain from answering at all, if he or she has sworn before a court clerk, notary public, or other official to tell the truth. Perjury interferes with a juror, judge, or official's ability to accurately understand the information being presented.
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A false statement made on purpose while under oath in a court proceeding.
a statement made under oath or affirmation known by the maker of the statement to be false.
Intentionally making a false statement under oath.
A lie told while a person is under oath to tell the truth.
A false statement made while testifying under oath in court, made willfully concerning some material point.
False or misleading testimony while under oath to tell the truth. A criminal offense.
The act of a witness providing false or misleading testimony while under oath in criminal court proceedings.
Lying under oath, which is a criminal offense.
A crime in which a person knowingly makes a false statement while under oath in court. In some jurisdictions, making a false statement in a legal document can also be considered perjury.
A false statement made willfully and knowingly while under oath in a court proceeding.
A willful assertion as a fact, opinion, belief, or knowledge made by a witness in a judicial proceeding as part of his evidence made under oath or in writing upon declaration affirming to the truth of the statement. Perjury is a crime committed when a lawful oath is administered, in some judicial proceeding, to a person who swears willfully, absolutely and falsely in a matter material to the issue or point in question.
Intentional false statement of material importance made under oath; lying under oath.
An intentional lie given while under oath to tell the truth. This false statement may be made in testimony in court, administrative hearings, depositions, answers to interrogatories, as well as by signing or acknowledging a written legal document known to contain false information.
Making intentionally false statements under oath. Perjury is a criminal offense.
deliberate false testimony under oath involving a material fact.
Lying under oath (q.v.) when questioned about a material matter in a court proceeding. A person found guilty of perjury may face imprisonment.
The criminal offense of making a false statement under oath.
The act of a person deliberately making material false or misleading statements while under oath.
the intentional making of a false statement as part of testimony by a sworn witness in a judicial proceeding on a matter material to the inquiry
The crime of lying under oath.
Telling a lie under oath.
Deliberately making a false or misleading statement under oath.
Lying while under oath.
Committing false testimony while under oath.
Making a false statement under oath or affirmation. Perjury is a felony punishable by a fine and/or prison term.
Making a false statement while under oath.
A false, willful statement or assertion as to a matter of fact, opinion, belief or knowledge made in a judicial proceeding under oath. Perjury may occur by verbal testimony or by writing if given under oath. Perjury is a crime. It is punishable by imprisonment, by a fine, or by both. To avoid perjury, always tell the truth and fully disclose all facts.
In criminal law, the willful assertion as to a matter of fact, opinion, belief, or knowledge, made by a witness in a judicial proceeding as part of his evidence, either upon or in any form allowed by law to be substituted for an oath, or in a affidavit, or otherwise, such assertion being material to the issue or point of inquiry and known to such witness to be false.
An intentional lie given while under oath or in a sworn affidavit.
The common law crime committed by a witness deliberately failing to tell the truth or lying in court.
Deliberate lying under oath. Perjury is a crime of the third degree punishable by a severe penalty.
criminal offense of making false statements under oath.
Perjury is a criminal offense, and consists of making false statements in a court of law.
The giving of false statements under oath, which is a criminal act and punishable by imprisonment and fine.
A criminal offence under the Criminal Code. Usually refers to an offence committed by a person who, with the intent to mislead, gives a false statement under oath, knowing that it is false.
The giving of false evidence in any judicial proceedings Related links: Government's Rights Perjury
Giving false evidence or information while under oath.
Perjury is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. Perjury is a crime because the witness has sworn to tell the truth and, for the credibility of the court, witness testimony must be relied on as being truthful. Perjury is considered a very serious crime as it could be used to usurp the power of the courts, resulting in miscarriages of justice.