A person is guilty of perjury in the first degree when he swears falsely and when his false statement (a) consists of testimony, and (b) is material to the action, proceeding or matter in which it is made.

Terms Used In N.Y. Penal Law 210.15

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.

Perjury in the first degree is a class D felony.