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July 8, 2012

Do criminals deserve to be notarized?

Do criminals deserve to be notarized? 

Notarizing Criminals
In my opinion — It is anyone’s legal right to be notarized, and no member of the public with a legitimate request for notarization should be turned down.  But, our notaries have a range of their own opinions based on a Facebook discussion. 
 
One notary says that criminals deserve a loss of privileges. Another notary doesn’t work for sketchy people and refers them to someone else (how nice of her).  Another notary married a couple at a jail.
 
One notary was confused by what I meant by the term “criminal” and asked if attorneys fell into that category.  We had a notary who saw a lot of people at their local jail who looked like former mortgage brokers!!!
 
The bottom line is that criminals who are incarcerated are much more easy to deal with.  They are not going anywhere unless the “system” moves them.  But, ones who are free who come to you even with legitimate requests can be a bit uncomfortable to deal with and make you feel uneasy.

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