It is no defense to prosecution for perjury:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 13A-10-108

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • jurat: A clause wherein a notary public or other attesting officer authorized by law to administer oaths in connection with affidavits, depositions and other subscribed written instruments certifies that the subscriber has appeared before him and sworn to the truth of the contents thereof. See Alabama Code 13A-10-100
  • oath: Such term includes an affirmation and every other mode authorized by law of attesting to the truth of that which is stated. See Alabama Code 13A-10-100
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • REQUIRED OR AUTHORIZED BY LAW: An oath is "required or authorized by law" when the use of the oath is provided for by statute or municipal ordinance. See Alabama Code 13A-10-100

(1) That the oath was administered in an irregular manner.

(2) That there was some irregularity in the appointment or qualification of the person who administered the oath, if the taking of the oath was required or authorized by law.

(3) That the document was not sworn to if the document contains a recital that it was made under oath, the declarant was aware of the recital when he signed the document and the document contains the signed jurat of a public servant authorized to administer oaths.

(4) That the defendant mistakenly believed the false statement to be immaterial.

(5) That the statement was inadmissible under the law of evidence.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §4930.)