Perjury

What is Perjury in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2702?

Perjury and other related offenses include such violations of the law as false swearing. It is not a defense that any oath taken was administered in an irregular manner or that the accused mistakenly believed that the particular false statement was immaterial.

Perjury is making a false sworn statement about a material issue, believing it to be false or a false unsworn declaration, certificate, verification or statement about a material issue that the person declares as true under penalty of perjury, but believing it to be false.

Perjury is a class four felony. An aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer knows that this is a very serious crime and can result in the deprivation of a person’s liberty. Immediate contact with a criminal defense attorney is recommended.

What is False Swearing in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2703?

False swearing is the making of a false sworn statement, believing it to be false.

False swearing is a class six felony. Any criminal defense attorney can tell you that this is a serious offense and care must be taken when defending against this charge.

What is Unsworn Falsification in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2704?

Unsworn Falsification in Arizona is making any statement that a person believes to be false about a material issue to any public servant in connection with an application for any benefit or license.

Unsworn Falsification can also be making any statement a person believes to be false as to a material issue to a public servant in connection any official proceeding.

Falsification of an application is a class 2 misdemeanor while falsification in connection with any official proceeding is a class 1 misdemeanor.

What is perjury by inconsistent statements in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2705?

Perjury by inconsistent statements are made under oath and the prosecutor need not show which statement was false only that one statement was false and not believed to be true.