Negligent Offences

Negligent Offences in Europe

Negligent Offences in Germany

Provisions relating to negligent offences in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Nine, under the heading “False Testimony and Perjury,” located in Section 161 Negligent offences, which reads: (1) If a person commits one of the offences listed in sections 154 to 156 negligently the penalty shall be imprisonment of not more than one year or a fine. (2) The offender shall be exempt from liability if he corrects his false testimony in time. The provisions of section 158 (2) and (3) shall apply mutatis mutandis.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to negligent offences is current as of 2010

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