2015 ORS 162.115¹
Corroboration of falsity required

In any prosecution for perjury or false swearing, falsity of a statement may not be established solely through contradiction by the testimony of a single witness. [1971 c.743 §188]

Notes of Decisions

Where the defendant testified that he did not remember a fact about which he had pre­vi­ously made state­ments, the issue of whether the defendant knew and remembered such fact at the time of the testimony claimed to be perjured must, of necessity, be es­tab­lished by circumstantial evidence. State v. Shoemaker, 277 Or 55, 559 P2d 498 (1977)

Testimony by single witness concerning state­ments by defendant could not be corroborated through testimony of same witness concerning other observa­tions. State v. Real, 131 Or App 737, 886 P2d 501 (1994)

Chapter 162

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 162—Offenses Against the State and Public Justice, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors162.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 162, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano162.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.