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.