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What is an avadavit Does it have to be notarized

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What is an avadavit? Does it have to be notarized?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Jim Reilly replied 8 years ago.
An affidavit is a sworn statement of fact, typically signed by the person making the statement (called the affiant) before someone who can take oaths (such as a notary public). Depending on the purpose of the affidavit, however, it could be taken by another official (such as a county clerk receiving an affidavit of residency for purposes of registering a voter). An affidavit would normally be countersigned by the person receiving the oath (notarized by a notary public or affirmed by another official). The exact law on affidavits varies from state to state and depends on the nature and purpose of the affidavit.
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