Mar 24, 2012
An individual who, under oath or affirmation, gives out-of-court testimony in a deposition. A deponent is someone who gives evidence or acts as a witness. The testimony of a deponent is written and carries the deponent's signature.
The person whose affidavit is being used (the “deponent”) must swear (or affirm) that the contents of the affidavit are true and correct in front of a Justice of the Peace or a solicitor.
n. gross violation of standards of moral conduct,vileness, such that an act involving moral turpitude was intentionally evil, making the act a crime. The existence of moral turpitude can bring a more severe criminal charge or penalty for a criminal defendant.
The phrase "moral turpitude" has differing meanings, but all agree that it is conduct which is not only contrary to accepted behavior, but that it also is grossly misdirected.