(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 the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or imprisoned for not more than 3 years, or both.
1981 Ed., § 22-2513.
This section is referenced in § 2-1831.13.
Effect of Amendments
Compromises and agreements concerning recordation tax on deeds, penalties for certain acts, see § 42-1110.
For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 205(z) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).