Perjury, the wilful act of swearing false oath is regarded as one of the most serious offences in the criminal calendar because it wholly undermines the whole basis of the administration of justice.
The sentencing discount for an early guilty plea and remorse usually appeals to the level minded defendant when it is explained to them that a not guilty plea would only act to further their punishment. Sadly this advice does not always filter through to the career criminal who thinks that the system is against them and it is their right to commit their crime as they are disadvantaged.
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