Code Section

Penal Code - PEN

PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [25 - 680.4]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 7. OF CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE [92 - 186.36]

  ( Title 7 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury [118 - 131]
  ( Chapter 5 enacted 1872. )

  
123.  

It is no defense to a prosecution for perjury that the accused did not know the materiality of the false statement made by him; or that it did not, in fact, affect the proceeding in or for which it was made. It is sufficient that it was material, and might have been used to affect such proceeding.

(Enacted 1872.)