Crimes Act 1961

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109 Punishment of perjury


Except as provided in subsection (2), every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who commits perjury.


If perjury is committed in order to procure the conviction of a person for any offence for which the maximum punishment is not less than 3 years’ imprisonment, the punishment may be imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 131

Section 109(2): amended, on 26 December 1989, by section 3(3) of the Abolition of the Death Penalty Act 1989 (1989 No 119).