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Does a Texas appellate motion need to be verified?

A Texas appellate motion (e.g., motion filed in the court of appeals or Texas Supreme Court) does not need to be verified unless it relies upon evidence not in the record, not within the knowledge of the appellate court, and not within the personal knowledge of an attorney signing the motion. See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 10.2. If an appellate motion needs to be verified, then it must be supported by an affidavit or verification (or an unsworn declaration).

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