An Affidavit of Fact is a legal document allowing someone to swear to facts and information about an incident. An Affidavit of Fact lists detailed evidence that will stand up in a court of law. Once the Affidavit of Fact is notarized, it is a sworn statement. If you change your statement after signing an Affidavit of Fact, you may face charges of perjury.
As a proxy for a physical witness, an Affidavit of Fact can be used in a court of law as sworn testimony to a specific fact. An Affidavit of Fact form is used in cases concerning citizenship, birth, witness testimony, release of liabilities, and proof of service. An Affidavit of Fact is legal and binding, and must be validated by a notary public stamp.
An Affidavit of Fact document is useful if your appearance in court could be detrimental to your health. Also, if you are unable to provide valid proof of your whereabouts or involvement in an incident, if you need an alibi, a reliable witness can attest to your location using an Affidavit of Fact.
An attorney doesn’t need to be present when you sign the Affidavit of Fact, but if your statement is crucial to the outcome of the proceedings, it is recommended. When signing Fact Affidavits before a Notary Public, bring all of the documents about the case with you to be notarized and have them all stamped at that time. Keep all the evidence together in a file to be presented to the court at the appropriate time.