How to Write a Pardon or Apology Letter

By Ozzy Mirza
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Guilt and remorse are two sentiments that fall under the context of that unwanted emotional luggage that one does not wish to carry on with, during the course of his or her life. Unfortunately that does not end up being the case for the majority of populace. However, there are people who learn from their past, from the mistakes they committed and the decisions they made which resulted in their lives going off track. These people take responsibility for their acts, make amends for the future and lead exemplary lives- take the example of Malcolm X.

Writing an Apology or Pardon Letter

Now there comes a time when you have made amends and you wish to officially be declared a person who has got a clean slate; just like a newborn baby. And for that, one must learn the perfected art of not just how to write a pardon letter, but also how to create a pardon letter in addition to how to format a pardon letter and how to send a pardon letter. Now even though all these things might “sound” the same, yet they are not because the tone, the creation and formatting of your pardon letter depends on:

  • The temperament of the felony that was committed at your end
  • The city & state where you are situated

So let’s suppose that if the transgression took place within the state of Washington (particularly the polis of D.C), then you should know how to write a pardon letter to the President. And supposing the misdemeanor was committed in the state of California, you should know how to write a pardon letter to the governor. Both ways, there are common characteristics, rules and instructions for writing a pardon letter which you must be beware off.

Now of course your intention for inking this absolution would be either to clear a criminal record from the past (assuming they you are not in jail presently) or to rework a verdict which has been rendered unto you (assuming you are still in prison). Rule number one, first and foremost, get in touch with authorized personnel from your federal or state government and gather all the criterion and guidelines which need to be abided by in your remission letter.

Knocking on the Attorney General’s office is also a good idea.

Important Tips to Write a Better Pardon Letter

Now that you have gathered d all the preliminary data and requirements, see whether you are eligible for reprieve or not because depending on the character of the felony, you might need to wait for a certain period of time (which might run in years also). Provided that you do qualify, then don’t rush in to it; what you want to do is get in touch with professional consultants who help customers ink such letters day in day out.

What that means is that you should be genuinely remorseful for your past deeds. Be open, describe and narrate the nature of the felony in detail and why – after all this time – you wish to be cleared of them. Tell them about the positive changes that you have brought in to your life to change the person that you once were. These positive changes can include working a full time job, paying your taxes on time, assisting the community with various city and social initiatives, being involved in religious ceremonies, being associated with support groups such as AA and MADD, and also for being good to your family members; as in taking care of your parents or helping your kids get through college so that they  may become positive contributors of society. If possible, get your family and friends to vouch for you by having them inscribe reference and recommendation letters so that it solidifies the chances of you getting a pardon hearing.

Be sure that these are general and common guidelines for many states. Once again, as stated earlier, get in touch with the state administration and gather all the other relevant data as well because this is your life that you are talking about and dealing with. And you surely do not want to be feeling remorseful again by having left out any required form of documentation or other needed evidence on your pardon or apology letter.

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Ozzy Mirza
For the first 2 decades of life, Ozzy lived a nomadic life; growing up in different countries, interacting with various cultures, gaining exposure to numerous lifestyles. His inscriptions reflect the blend of it all; versatility & candidness meet paper & pen.
  • Anonymous

    Proof reading is a good idea sometimes.

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