Tampering or modifying state-certified documents can be a costly and time-consuming mistake to make—as doing so means the documents will be considered invalid. Once a document has been state-certified, it becomes official and it is crucial that it be kept intact. Removing staples to make copying your certified documents easier is considered tampering—even if you intend to staple them right back together without altering or adding any pages.
If you need to make a copy of a certified document, do so by copying one page at a time. You can do this by folding or flipping the pages, without removing the staple. When a certified document is tampered with, the only remedy is to start the entire notarization, county and/or state certification process all over again. Save yourself the time and money by avoiding this simple mistake.
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