Affidavits vs. Declarations

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Time
1 hour 49 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
2
Video Transcription
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written testimony can take two forms, and that's the topic of less than 8.2 affidavits versus declarations.
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In this video, we're going to talk about the difference between affidavits and declarations.
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A declaration is offered, offered and authored. Under the penalty of perjury
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doesn't require notarization,
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and it often states fax without conclusions or opinions. You're declaring information.
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So a declaration would say
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on this state, I obtained a copy of forensic image of,
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uh,
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specific laptop, and I did this. This and this.
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An affidavit, on the other hand, is gonna be a sworn document. It could take place of in person testimony. It usually requires notarization, and it will often include conclusions and opinions. And affidavit is very much of
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a
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testifying document
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that you would use in places where you are
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dealing with appeals, for example, or in cases where the court doesn't really want to hear witnesses. But once
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expert testimony
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in this video, we discussed the difference between affidavits and declarations
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