§ 13A-10-100 Definitions
§ 13A-10-101 Perjury in the first degree
§ 13A-10-102 Perjury in the second degree
§ 13A-10-103 Perjury in the third degree
§ 13A-10-104 Perjury prosecution for inconsistent statements; highest degree of perjury for which conviction may be had
§ 13A-10-105 Corroboration required for perjury conviction; exception
§ 13A-10-106 Denial of guilt in previous trial not to be prosecuted as perjury
§ 13A-10-107 When retraction of false statement bar to perjury conviction
§ 13A-10-108 Irregularities no defense to perjury prosecution
§ 13A-10-109 Unsworn falsification to authorities

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 13A > Chapter 10 > Article 5

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • authority: The Auburn Downtown Redevelopment Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-41A-10.01
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-41A-10.01
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-41A-10.01
  • city: The City of Auburn, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-41A-10.01
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AREA: The central business district of the city as described in subsection (b) of Section 45-41A-10. See Alabama Code 45-41A-10.01
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • material: A statement is "material" regardless of the admissibility of the statement under the rules of evidence, if it could have affected the course or outcome of the official proceeding. See Alabama Code 13A-10-100
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • OFFICIAL PROCEEDING: Any proceeding heard before any legislative, judicial, administrative or other government agency or official authorized to hear evidence under oath. See Alabama Code 13A-10-100
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state, or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-41A-10.01
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • project: Interest in land, buildings, structures, facilities, or other improvements located or to be located within the downtown development area, and any fixtures, machinery, equipment, furniture, or other property of any nature whatsoever used on, in, or in connection with any such land, interest in land, building, structure, facility, or other improvement, all for the essential public purpose of the development of trade, commerce, industry, general business, and employment opportunities in the downtown development area. See Alabama Code 45-41A-10.01
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-41A-10.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1