• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) A person commits the offense of false swearing if under oath or affirmation he or she wilfully makes a false statement, in writing, that is in fact material and the statement is one which is required by law to be sworn or affirmed before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths.

(b) Any person convicted of false swearing shall be fined not more than $2,500 or imprisoned for not more than 3 years, or both.

(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. 4-164, § 403, 29 DCR 3976.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-2513.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-164, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-2401.