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Perjury - ARS § 13-2701 et seq.

13-2702. Perjury; classification

A. A person commits perjury by making either:

  1. A false sworn statement in regard to a material issue, believing it to be false.

  2. A false unsworn declaration, certificate, verification or statement in regard to a material issue that the person subscribes as true under penalty of perjury, believing it to be false.

B. Perjury is a class 4 felony.

 

13-2703. False swearing; classification

A. A person commits false swearing by making a false sworn statement, believing it to be false.

B. False swearing is a class 6 felony.

 

13-2704. Unsworn falsification; classification

A. A person commits unsworn falsification by knowingly:

  1. Making any statement that he believes to be false, in regard to a material issue, to a public servant in connection with an application for any benefit, privilege or license.

  2. Making any statement that he believes to be false in regard to a material issue to a public servant in connection with any official proceeding as defined in section 13-2801.

B. Unsworn falsification pursuant to paragraph 1, subsection A, is a class 2 misdemeanor. Unsworn falsification pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 2 is a class 1 misdemeanor.

 

13-2705. Perjury by inconsistent statements

When a person has made inconsistent statements under oath, both having been made within the period of the statute of limitations, the prosecution may proceed by setting forth the inconsistent statements in a single charge alleging in the alternative that one or the other was false and not believed by the defendant. In such case it shall not be necessary for the prosecution to prove which statement was false but only that one or the other was false and not believed by the defendant to be true.

 

13-2707. Proof of guilt

Proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is sufficient for perjury or false swearing and it shall not be necessary that proof be made by a particular number of witnesses or by documentary or other type of evidence.

 

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