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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by My lil Babies, Apr 12, 2011.
If your not religious you can affirm instead of swearing on the bible...
I do solemnly and sicerely declare and affirm that the evidence I give shall be the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth
Do they still use the bible in modern courts?
I didn't think they did - I'm probably completely wrong though.
You take an oath yes!
And it is an offence to commit perjury
Yes they do, everyone who gives evidence in a court of law has to give evidence on oath. You can take the oath on any religious book depending on your religion. Or you can affirm if your not religious
I'm in court every day!
Thx Jamie - I wasn't sure.
Do you know I always wondered this too, I could swear on the bible but it wouldn't mean anything so I get where you're coming from. An oath is probably better :thumbup:
I am available for legal advice as well....for a price! CAKE!!!!!
I'm always handcuffed to the naughty people....and not in a kinky way! :lol:
I thought the same as ime not religious in any way and i had to lay my hand on the bible and say whatever it is you have to say it meant nothing to me either.
Pretty sure that's it Hawksport but only goes to trial if they plead not guilty otherwise straight onto sentencing.
Well Jamie wish I knew about your knowledge last year.....In Canada we are very similar to the UK as its based on UK law
Once the jury arrives at a verdict, they might not sentance on that day though. It may be adjourned off for sentancing. The judge may order a pre sentance report about the defendant. So he knows a bit more about the defendants personal circumstances before he passes sentance.
I have to go to court with my son on June 15th for the man that battered my son, I am not looking forward to it at all.
I can imagine you must be dreading it, how are you all doing?
Eek sounds like a long one. Hope they reach the right verdict
I thought sentencing was a different day anyway but there was no trial man pleaded guilty to the one I was involved in. We all turned up for sentencing and the defence barrister was pleading for a psych assessment, got it adjourned for the maximum which was six weeks. It was a temp judge ao then we ended up in another county for the actual sentencing as he wanted in on it. Judge Milmo hehe.