Misdemeanor & Felony Perjury
Perjury in the first degree consists of making a materially false statement under oath in the course of an official proceeding. While perjury in the second degree involves a false statement, it does not involve an official proceeding. False swearing is a catch-all for any materially false statement that does not fall under perjury in the first degree or perjury in the second degree. Perjury during official proceedings is most commonly associated with the sworn testimony of a witness in court.
Perjury in the first degree is a Class 4 felony, perjury in the second degree is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and false swearing is a Class 1 petty offense.
Click below to read the official Colorado statutory definitions for these offenses:
Perjury in the first degree (18-8-502)
Perjury in the second degree (18-18-503)
False swearing (18-8-504)
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