False Swearing: A.R.S. 13-2703

False swearing.

False Swearing

The legal system in the United States, as well within the State of Arizona, takes issues of false swearing very seriously.

According to A.R.S. 13-2703, a person commits false swearing by making a false sworn statement that they believe to indeed be false.

False swearing is a class 6 felony, for which first-time offenders can be incarcerated for up to 2 years.

False swearing is not the same as perjury. While false swearing involves making a false sworn statement in general, perjury involves making a false statement of any kind in regard to a material issue of a case. Material issues are those which impact the outcome or proceeding in a case, making perjury a more serious class 4 felony.



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