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criminal defense false swearing

Criminal defense false swearing charges.  There may be situations in your life where you find yourself making statements under oath or equivalent affirmation by law in a criminal case. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to be as honest as possible when making any type of statement under oath. It is a crime in Pennsylvania to make a statement under oath that you know to be is false. Date rape This offense is known as false swearing. A person commits false swearing in official matters if he makes a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swears or affirms the truth of such a statement previously made, when he does not believe the statement to be true if: the falsification occurs in an official proceeding; the falsification is intended to mislead a public servant in performing his official function. If you are found guilty of this offense, you may face criminal charges.

False swearing is a serious offense in Pennsylvania, and if you are found guilty you may face harsh consequences. If you commit false swearing in official matters, you are committing a misdemeanor of the second degree. In addition, a person who makes a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swears or affirms the truth of such a statement previously made, criminal mischief when he does not believe the statement to be true, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree, if the statement is one which is required by law to be sworn or affirmed before a notary or other person authorized to administer oaths. If you or someone you know has been charged with false swearing, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Meeting with a criminal defense attorney regarding your case will ensure the best possible outcome for your case.​

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