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Telling The Truth

You are under a duty to tell the truth when you are on the witness stand. Telling a lie on purpose is called perjury.

Perjury is a crime. Anyone who commits perjury can be sentenced for up to 14 years in jail. An innocent mistake is not perjury.

If someone suggests or pressures you to lie or to not go to court, tell the police, the lawyer who subpoenaed you, or the Witness Notifier immediately. It's illegal for anyone to harass or attempt to influence a witness. A charge of obstructing justice may be laid against them.

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