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What is the penalty for perjury in state of, if a person

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what is the penalty for perjury in state of washington, if a person lies
while being diposed !
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Loren replied 5 years ago.
RCW 9A.72.040
False swearing.
(1) A person is guilty of false swearing if he makes a false statement, which he knows to be false, under an oath required or authorized by law.
(2) False swearing is a gross misdemeanor.
RCW 9.92.020
Punishment of gross misdemeanor when not fixed by statute.
Every person convicted of a gross misdemeanor for which no punishment is prescribed in any statute in force at the time of conviction and sentence, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than one year, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than five thousand dollars, or by both such imprisonment and fine.
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