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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 575

< > Effective - 01 Jan 1979, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *575.070.  Until December 31, 2016 — Proof of falsity of statements. — No person shall be convicted of a violation of sections 575.040, 575.050 or 575.060 based upon the making of a false statement except upon proof of the falsity of the statement by:

  (1)  The direct evidence of two witnesses; or

  (2)  The direct evidence of one witness together with strongly corroborating circumstances; or

  (3)  Demonstrative evidence which conclusively proves the falsity of the statement; or

  (4)  A directly contradictory statement by the defendant under oath together with

  (a)  The direct evidence of one witness; or

  (b)  Strongly corroborating circumstances; or

  (5)  A judicial admission by the defendant that he made the statement knowing it was false.  An admission, which is not a judicial admission, by the defendant that he made the statement knowing it was false may constitute strongly corroborating circumstances.

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(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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