What is Perjury?

If you are appearing in Court for a legal matter, you will be required to swear an oath to tell the truth. Perjury is the offence of making a false statement whilst under oath.

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Duress

What is Duress in Criminal Law?

Duress is a possible defence to a criminal charge such as assault or affray, where the defendant argues that they were forced to act in this way by someone else under the threat of death or serious harm to the person, their family or dependants.

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