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What if a deponent signs a supporting deposition in a criminal

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What if a deponent signs a supporting deposition in a criminal law case, but forgets (either purposefully or out of carelessness) to include the date? The place to include date is stipulated clearly next to where it says Deponent Signature. Can this be used to the advantage of the Defendant / can the Defendant's attorney raise this with the Assistant District Attorney who supervised the event? Where, if any, does fault lie. What are the full ramifications, if any, to such an omission? How relevant? Is the document no longer valid / or is this scene as an oversight and simply causes the deponent to have to come in and include the date? The technicalities of how such an omission can be used to the advantage of the defendant in a criminal law case are of particular interest in getting this question answered.
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Hi I'm a licensed attorney and will be answering your question(s). As a criminal defense attorney, I understand the excitement of seeing such an omission. Unfortunately, in practice, the court Is expeditious and rational, and if the omission is clearly clerical and has no real impact on the case, the court will 99% excuse the error and permit the DA to amend the document orally in court. If the date has some vital importance, that would e different, importance outside its regular importance. I know this isn't what you wanted to hear-I totally understand, but thems the breaks. When you are satisfied with my answer, please accept it so I get credit for my work. I thank you kindly. If you have follow up questions, you can continue to ask them even after you have rated. Keep coming back until You are 100% satisfied.
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