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yes I am self employed and own several vehicles in my name as I am a sole trader and have been for 30 years. I nominated the wrong person on a nip speeding ticket 47mph in a 40mph zone
The police went to see the person and he said he was not driving he called me and told me, I then contacted the police to let them know of the mistake.
They brought me in for questioning and they then looked back through 10 years of speeding tickets and put me under investigation.
After 8 months I was charged with perjury for the original offence and now I face prosecution in the courts
No definitely just Perjury not perverting the course of justice.
It seemed to have the prosecuting barrister a little confused to when I went for the first court hearing he actually said its a very interesting question and one he would like to defend
I thought that if you correct the mistake long before legal proceedings begin you can not be tried for perjury?
How can someone prove that you were thinking to deliberately make a false statement, it seems a very difficult one to convict.
Also are the courts allowed to to amend an indictment? it is being tried at a magistrates court not crown.
Lastly If convicted what sentence would I be likely to receive? I have no previous convictions and no cautions but the sentencing guidelines for perjury seem to be very much at the discretion of the judge