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Colorado Misdemeanor & Felony Perjury in the First Degree (18-8-502)
- A person commits perjury in the first degree if in any official proceeding he knowingly makes a materially false statement, which he does not believe to be true, under an oath required or authorized by law.
- Knowledge of the materiality of the statement is not an element of this crime, and the defendant’s mistaken belief that his statement was not material is not a defense, although it may be considered by the court in imposing sentence.
- Perjury in the first degree is a class 4 felony.