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False testimony favorable to the defendants, Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Art. 181. False testimony favorable to the defendant. – Any person who shall give false testimony in favor of the defendant in a criminal case, shall suffer the penalties of arresto mayor in its maximum period of prisión correccional in its minimum period and a fine not to exceed Two hundred thousand pesos (₱200,000), if the prosecution is for a felony punishable by an afflictive penalty, and the penalty of arresto mayor in any other case. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender gives false testimony in favor of the defendant in a criminal case

References

Title 4 – Crimes Against Public Interest, Book 2, Revised Penal Code

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