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Arkansas Code Title 5. Criminal Offenses § 5-53-104. Perjury--Defenses--Retraction

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(a) It is a defense to a prosecution for perjury that the defendant retracted his or her false material statement:

(1) In a manner showing a complete and voluntary retraction of the statement;

(2) During the course of the same official proceeding in which the statement was made;  and

(3) Before the subject matter of the official proceeding was submitted to the ultimate trier of fact.

(b) A statement made in a separate hearing at a separate stage of the same case or administrative proceeding is deemed to have been made in the course of the same proceeding.

(c) Any person who in making a retraction causes termination of any official proceeding by reason of prejudice to a legal right of a party to the official proceeding is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

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