False Swearing Statute
O.C.G.A. § 16-10-71
Copyright 2017 by The State of Georgia
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***Current Through the 2017 Regular Session***
TITLE 16. CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 10. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
ARTICLE 4. PERJURY AND RELATED OFFENSES
O.C.G.A. § 16-10-71 (2017)
§ 16-10-71. False swearing
- (a)A person to whom a lawful oath or affirmation has been administered or who executes a document knowing that it purports to be an acknowledgement of a lawful oath or affirmation commits the offense of false swearing when, in any matter or thing other than a judicial proceeding, he knowingly and willfully makes a false statement.
- (b)A person convicted of the offense of false swearing shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not less than one or more than five years, or both.