What is the Definition of Perjury in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, you are guilty of perjury if you lie under oath. You are also guilty of perjury if you make false declarations in any legal matter, in any court of law, or before any officer of the law. Essentially, you are guilty of this offense if you lie in any situation where an oath or affirmation is required by law. Finally, you may also be charged with perjury if you lie to a tribunal officer, a judicial officer, an executive officer, or an administrative officer. The exact law in Mississippi states that you must “wilfully and corruptly swear” under oath, which means there must be some degree of intent. In other words, you need to be aware that what you are saying is false. 

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