Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 37.02 - Perjury


        § 37.02.  PERJURY.  (a)  A person commits an offense if, with intent to deceive and with knowledge of the statement's meaning:
                (1)  he makes a false statement under oath or swears to the truth of a false statement previously made and the statement is required or authorized by law to be made under oath;  or
                (2)  he makes a false unsworn declaration under Chapter 132, Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
        (b)  An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

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