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Perjury is a crime In general, Perjury is defined as knowingly telling a lie (not necessarily just falsehood) to the court. The intention behind it is usually to prevent justice to get a correct verdict on correct facts. For example, to shield someone from or to blame someone for a crime. Such behavior is a problem for the courts, so there are usually laws ...


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Perjury is more than a lie It is a knowing deceit undertaken with the express purpose of misleading the court on a material issue. It isn’t misremembering, or contradicting oneself (or others), or stating falsehoods believing they are truths, or lying about things that don’t matter. The fact that one party’s recollection of events are different from another’...


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