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Chapter 575

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  *575.050.  Until December 31, 2016 — False affidavit. — 1.  A person commits the crime of making a false affidavit if, with purpose to mislead any person, he, in any affidavit, swears falsely to a fact which is material to the purpose for which said affidavit is made.

  2.  The provisions of subsections 2 and 3 of section 575.040 shall apply to prosecutions under subsection 1 of this section.

  3.  It is a defense to a prosecution under subsection 1 of this section that the actor retracted the false statement by affidavit or testimony but this defense shall not apply if the retraction was made after:

  (1)  The falsity of the statement was exposed; or

  (2)  Any person took substantial action in reliance on the statement.

  4.  The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of retraction under subsection 3 of this section.

  5.  Making a false affidavit is a class A misdemeanor if done for the purpose of misleading a public servant in the performance of his duty; otherwise making a false affidavit is a class C misdemeanor.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-01-79

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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