Why do both State and Federal prosecutors lie about the law? Amy Lyngstad can be prosecuted for the id theft after 2005
22-29-3. Incompetence of witness no defense. It is no defense to a prosecution for perjury that the accused was not competent to give the testimony, deposition, or certificate of which falsehood is alleged. It is sufficient that the accused actually was required to give such testimony or made such deposition or certificate.
Source: SDC 1939, § 13.1242; SL 2005, ch 120, § 32.
22-29-18. Sufficiency of evidence for conviction. It is sufficient for a conviction of any offense under this chapter that a finding of guilt is based upon admissible evidence. No minimum number of witnesses is required. In reviewing the sufficiency of the evidence of a conviction under this chapter, the court shall only consider whether there is evidence in the record which, if believed by the trier of fact, is sufficient to sustain a finding of guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Source: SL 1984, ch 169; SL 2005, ch 120, § 48.