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Does "under oath" for verified complaint requires a notary?

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I'm looking NY CPL 3020 : Verification , and it says " A verification is a statement under oath that the pleading is true . . . " Does " under oath " require a notary to sign off on it or just the boiler plate " under oath " language ( I , the undersigned certify under penalty of perjury and pursuant to the laws of the State that the foregoing statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge ) ?

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    Yes, for a verification you must sign in front of a notary. An attorney would sign an affirmation under penalty of perjury.

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  2. Notarized.

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  3. Dear do I need a notary?

    A verification is a form of affidavit. An affidavit is executed in the presence of a notary.

    The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.


  4. It must be notarized.

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