Oaths are integral to the effective administration of justice in New South Wales.
Any improper or dishonest conduct relating to oaths is therefore treated very seriously by the criminal justice system.
The Oaths Act 1900 (NSW) prescribes a range of criminal offences for improperly making and administering oaths, affirmations, declarations and affidavits.
Those offences attract harsh penalties, including prison.
If you are charged with an offence under the Oaths Act, it is important to obtain advice and representation from criminal lawyers who are experienced in defending these types of cases.
For a strong defence against charges brought under the Oaths Act, call Sydney Criminal Lawyers® today on 02 9261 8881 for a free first conference with a specialist criminal defence lawyer.
Click on the appropriate link below to read the relevant section of the Oaths Act.
Section 11 Oaths Act 1900 | Not Taking Required Oath
Section 20 Oaths Act 1900 | Administering Oath Without Lawful Authority
Section 21A Oaths Act 1900 | Taking and Receiving Statutory Declaration Without Authority
Section 25 Oaths Act 1900 | False Declaration
Section 25A Oaths Act 1900 | False Declaration for Material Benefit
Section 29 Oaths Act 1900 | Swearing Falsely in Affidavits
Section 30 Oaths Act 1900 | Untrue Document Purporting to be Affidavit
Section 33 Oaths Act 1900 | False Statement
Section 34 Oaths Act 1900 | Certifying Declaration Without Identifying Maker