Code of the District of Columbia

§ 23–323. Perjury.

In every information or indictment for perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the substance of the offense charged upon the defendant, and by what court, or before whom the oath was taken (averring such court, or person or persons, to have a competent authority to administer the same) together with the proper averment or averments to falsify the matter or matters wherein the perjury or perjuries is or are assigned; without setting forth the bill, answer, information, indictment, declaration, or any part of any record of proceeding either in law or equity, other than as aforesaid; and without setting forth the commission or authority of the court, or person or persons before whom the perjury was committed; any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.


(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 612, Pub. L. 91-358, title II, § 210(a).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 23-323.

1973 Ed., § 23-323.