Is a sworn affidavit invalid in my state if the affiant exclusively certified "under penalty of perjury" for another state?
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I assume that the affidavit was signed in the State of Cal. and so the certification referenced those laws. I don't see that those words would invalidate the affidavit in any other state. This is a statement under oath and will be treated as such. By the way, this does not seem to be an issue of criminal law. It sounds like a bankruptcy proceeding.
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