914.13 Commitment for perjury.—When a court of record has reason to believe that a witness or party who has been legally sworn and examined or has made an affidavit in a proceeding has committed perjury, the court may immediately commit the person or take a recognizance with sureties for the person’s appearance to answer the charge of perjury. Witnesses who are present may be recognized to the proper court, and the state attorney shall be given notice of the proceedings.
History.—s. 15, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2882; GS 3941; RGS 6043; CGL 8344; s. 106, ch. 70-339; s. 38, ch. 73-334; s. 1525, ch. 97-102.