January 2nd, 2020

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Write out the year? (223.3)

Saw an interesting suggestion thirdhand from a random Maine police department that you should always write out the year "2020" rather than abbreviating it as "20" when writing the date.

Why? Because If you write 1/2/20 on a legal document, someone might add digits to make it appear that it had been dated 1/2/2017 or the like.

Is this a significant risk? Dunno. But writing the date in a non-ambiguous, non-modifiable way isn't a bad idea.