Asked in Tax Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Texas

Q: Does the judge who signs an affidavit keep the original signed affidavit and give back a copy?

I believe affidavit turned into be filled for records is different than the one the judge signed and kept for his records

2 Lawyer Answers
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bryan, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you mean affidavits of probable cause upon which is the basis to issue an arrest warrant or search warrant, in Texas the Judge is supposed to keep those or file them in a place that they are publicly available since they are matters of public record.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The official version should be on file in the clerk's office.

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