California Government Code

Sec. § 8227.1

It shall be a misdemeanor for any person who is not a duly commissioned, qualified, and acting notary public for the State of California to do any of the following:


Represent or hold himself or herself out to the public or to any person as being entitled to act as a notary public.


Assume, use or advertise the title of notary public in such a manner as to convey the impression that the person is a notary public.


Purport to act as a notary public.

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