Subornation of Perjury Law & Legal Definition


Subornation of Perjury

Subornation of perjury is the offence of persuading someone to commit perjury. It may be applicable to attorneys falsely presenting testimonies or affidavits by representing another. In order to convict a person of subornation of perjury, the following five elements must be proved.

1. That the defendant made an agreement with a person to testify falsely,

2. That perjury has in fact been committed and that the statements of the perjurer were material,

3. That the perjurer made such statements willfully with knowledge of their falsity,

4. That the procurer had knowledge that the perjurer's statements were false.