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§ 210.15 Perjury in the first degree

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.  
Perjury in the first degree is a class D felony.

§ 210.10 Perjury in the second degree

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.  
Perjury in the second degree is a class E felony.

§ 210.05 Perjury in the third degree

A person is guilty of perjury in the third degree when he swears falsely.  
Perjury in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.

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