§ 9A.72.010 Definitions
§ 9A.72.020 Perjury in the first degree
§ 9A.72.030 Perjury in the second degree
§ 9A.72.040 False swearing
§ 9A.72.050 Perjury and false swearing — Inconsistent statements — Degree of crime
§ 9A.72.060 Perjury and false swearing — Retraction
§ 9A.72.070 Perjury and false swearing — Irregularities no defense
§ 9A.72.080 Statement of what one does not know to be true
§ 9A.72.085 Unsworn statements, certification — Standards for subscribing to an unsworn statement
§ 9A.72.090 Bribing a witness
§ 9A.72.100 Bribe receiving by a witness
§ 9A.72.110 Intimidating a witness
§ 9A.72.120 Tampering with a witness
§ 9A.72.130 Intimidating a juror
§ 9A.72.140 Jury tampering
§ 9A.72.150 Tampering with physical evidence
§ 9A.72.160 Intimidating a judge

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 9A.72

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Juror: means any person who is a member of any jury, including a grand jury, impaneled by any court of this state or by any public servant authorized by law to impanel a jury; the term juror also includes any person who has been drawn or summoned to attend as a prospective juror;
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  • Materially false statement: means any false statement oral or written, regardless of its admissibility under the rules of evidence, which could have affected the course or outcome of the proceeding;
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  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes an affirmation and every other mode authorized by law of attesting to the truth of that which is stated; in this chapter, written statements shall be treated as if made under oath if:
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  • Official proceeding: means a proceeding heard before any legislative, judicial, administrative, or other government agency or official authorized to hear evidence under oath, including any referee, hearing examiner, commissioner, notary, or other person taking testimony or depositions;
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  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: includes oral or written statements, documents, or any other material that may be offered by a witness in an official proceeding. See Washington Code 9A.72.010
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.