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Notary Misconduct

Notary misconduct occurs when any notary public behaves in a manner that is contrary to the rules of their office. Generally, this occurs when a notary public is accused of notarizing something in their own name.

Notary misconduct is a form of potential forgery. It is possible for a notary public to be charged with notary misconduct when another individual forges their signature or acts in the position of a notary public.

It is important to contact an attorney when you have been accused of notary misconduct.

Miami-Dade County Notary Misconduct Crimes Defense Attorney

The state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you have done what they are accusing you of. If you have been charged with an offense in the Miami-Dade area, you need a lawyer like Evan Hoffman on your side in order to secure your freedom.

If you have been charged with a notary misconduct offense, call The Hoffman Firm at (305) 249-0090, or complete the online form to schedule your free consultation. This firm serves clients located in Miami-Dade County and surrounding areas.


Notary Misconduct Crimes under Florida Law

§893.13 of Florida code states: 117.05 Use of notary commission; unlawful use; notary fee; seal; duties; employer liability; name change; advertising; photocopies; penalties.

  • No person shall obtain or use a notary public commission in other than his or her legal name, and it is unlawful for a notary public to notarize his or her own signature. Any person applying for a notary public commission must submit proof of identity to the Department of State if so requested. Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
The Hoffman Firm Notary Misconduct Crime Defense Lawyer

Notary misconduct can be defended against. Generally, defenses include the arguments that the notary public did not knowingly commit misconduct, or that their signature was forged by someone else acting in the role of a notary public. It is important to contact an attorney to prepare your best defense.

Act immediately; call The Hoffman Firm and defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman at (305) 249-0090. Let him put his knowledge to work for you.

This firm services clients in Miami, North Miami, Palm Beach, and neighboring counties.

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