Chapter 37 of the Texas Penal Code defines offenses relating to perjury and other falsification.
“Aggravated Perjury”, as per § 37.03 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person commits perjury as defined in Section 37.02, and the false statement:
- is made during or in connection with an official proceeding; and
- is material.
An offense under this section is a third degree felony.
Third Degree Felony
- Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 10 years or less than two years
- In addition to imprisonment, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000