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When you go to court do you have to 'Swear on the bible'?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by My lil Babies, Apr 12, 2011.


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  2. Jamie

    Jamie PetForums VIP

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    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
     
  3. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Do they still use the bible in modern courts?
    I didn't think they did - I'm probably completely wrong though.
     
  4. You take an oath yes!
    And it is an offence to commit perjury
     
  5. Jamie

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    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! :D
     
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    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Thx Jamie - I wasn't sure.
     
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    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:
     
  8. Kinjilabs

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    Naughty boy:rolleyes::D:D:D
     
  9. Jamie

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    I am available for legal advice as well....for a price! CAKE!!!!!
     
  10. Jamie

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    I'm always handcuffed to the naughty people....and not in a kinky way! :lol:
     
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    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.:rolleyes:
     
  12. GoldenShadow

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    Pretty sure that's it Hawksport but only goes to trial if they plead not guilty otherwise straight onto sentencing.
     
  13. canuckjill

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    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
     
  14. Jamie

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I can imagine you must be dreading it, how are you all doing?
     
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    Eek sounds like a long one. Hope they reach the right verdict :)
     
  18. GoldenShadow

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    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.
     
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