Chapter 9.72 RCW



9.72.090Committal of witnessDetention of documents.


Banks and trust companies
false swearing in bank or trust company examinations: RCW 30A.04.060.
knowingly subscribing to false statement: RCW 30A.12.090.
falsification by voter: Chapter 29A.84 RCW.
initiative and referendum petition signer, false statement: RCW 29A.84.230.
recall petition signer, false statement: RCW 29A.84.240.
voting by mail, falsification of qualifications: RCW 29A.84.680.
Land registration falsification: RCW 65.12.740.
Marriage affidavit falsification: RCW 26.04.210.
Perjury and interference with official proceedings: Chapter 9A.72 RCW.
Public assistance, falsification of application: RCW 74.08.055.
Sufficiency of indictment or information charging perjury: RCW 10.37.140.
Taxation, false property listing: RCW 84.40.120.

Committal of witnessDetention of documents.

Whenever it shall appear probable to a judge, magistrate, or other officer lawfully authorized to conduct any hearing, proceeding or investigation, that a person who has testified before such judge, magistrate, or officer has committed perjury in any testimony so given, or offered any false evidence, he or she may, by order or process for that purpose, immediately commit such person to jail or take a recognizance for such person's appearance to answer such charge. In such case such judge, magistrate, or officer may detain any book, paper, document, record or other instrument produced before him or her or direct it to be delivered to the prosecuting attorney.


Intent1987 c 202: See note following RCW 2.04.190.