What will happen in a situation when I made a mistake during my sworn testimony?

What happens if I made a mistake during my sworn testimony?

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A mistake of fact may be a legal defense to a charge of perjury. Sometimes, people make mistakes even while under oath. The issue is not so much whether you made a false statement; it is whether you did so knowingly and intentionally. If you honestly believed at the time that what you said or swore to was the truth, even though later on it is discovered not to be true, you may not be guilty of committing perjury.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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