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Can an affidavit be used as evidence?

An affidavit is admissible evidence, although some courts may require you to testify to the affidavit or they may consider it hearsay. Since hearsay is not admissible as evidence, your affidavit may not be used for evidence if someone objects to it unless you testify.

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Similarly, what can you use an affidavit for?

Affidavits. An affidavit is a written statement from an individual which is sworn to be true. It is an oath that what the individual is saying is the truth. An affidavit is used along with witness statements to prove the truthfulness of a certain statement in court.

Additionally, is an affidavit considered hearsay? Even written documents made under oath, such as affidavits or notarized statements, are subject to the 'hearsay rule'. If the statement is being offered to prove the truth of what it asserts, then it becomes hearsay. When offered for any other purpose the statement is not hearsay.

Also, what is evidence by way of affidavit?

A sworn statement in writing made especially under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer is called an Affidavit. So far as judicial matters are concerned, several facts can be proved by way of affidavit. Such affidavit may be read in evidence in any inquiry, trial or other proceedings.

Can a police officer sign an affidavit?

At any county court, a court officer will do this free of charge. The court officer will ask you to sign your affidavit and will then ask you to swear that the affidavit contents are true. You can go to a solicitor or commissioner of oaths, but they will make a charge for swearing your affidavit.

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