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Verification of complaints
Navigation (NAV) CHAPTER 37, ARTICLE 2
§ 20. Verification of complaints. Where a navigation summons has been
served by a peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, police
officer, or traveling navigation inspector, in cases of violations of
any provision of this chapter or of any ordinance, rule or regulation
enacted pursuant thereto or pursuant to any other law relating to
navigation, any chief, deputy-chief, captain, lieutenant or acting
lieutenant, sergeant or acting sergeant of a police department, or any
sheriff, undersheriff, chief deputy, deputy sergeant or deputy in charge
of navigation maintained by any sheriff in any county to whom the
service of the navigation summons is reported, is hereby authorized to
administer to such officer or traveling navigation inspector, all
necessary oaths in connection with the execution of the complaint to be
presented in court by such officer or traveling navigation inspector, in
the prosecution of such offense but a complaint need not be verified
provided it shall be affirmed under penalty of perjury.