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Aggravated Perjury

Aggravated Perjury

Chapter 37 of the Texas Penal Code defines offenses relating to perjury and other falsification.

“Aggravated Perjury”, as per § 37.03 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person commits perjury as defined in Section 37.02, and the false statement:

  • is made during or in connection with an official proceeding; and

  • is material.

An offense under this section is a third degree felony.

Severity of Crime

Third Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 10 years or less than two years

  • In addition to imprisonment, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000