A person is guilty of perjury in the second degree when he swears falsely and when his false statement is (a) made in a subscribed written instrument for which an oath is required by law, and (b) made with intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of his official functions, and (c) material to the action, proceeding or matter involved.
Terms Used In N.Y. Penal Law 210.10
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
Perjury in the second degree is a class E felony.