Section 329 Crimes Act 1900 | Conviction for False Swearing on Indictment for Perjury

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Section 329 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Conviction for False Swearing on Indictment for Perjury and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 329 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Conviction for False Swearing on Indictment for Perjury’ and reads as follows:

329 Conviction for False Swearing on Indictment for Perjury

If on the trial of a person for perjury the jury is not satisfied that the accused is guilty of perjury but is satisfied on the evidence that the accused is guilty of an offence under section 330 (False statement on oath not amounting to perjury) it may find the accused not guilty of the offence charged but guilty of the latter offence and the accused is liable to punishment accordingly.

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