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Step 6 - Prior and Subsequent Criminal Record

This is such an important part of the pardon application process that you should not rely on memory alone. Get your criminal record and then answer the questions below.

How to Get a Copy of Your Federal Criminal Record

You can get a copy of your criminal record so you can see what's on it and check to make sure it is accurate. Here are the procedures for obtaining your record.

F.B.I. Records

You can request your record from the F.B.I. by sending them a letter asking for it, along with the following biographical information:

  1. your name and address;
  2. date and place of birth;
  3. a set of fingerprints; and
  4. a $17 fee (certified check or money order payable to the Treasury of the United States). You should send this information directly to:

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Identification Division
Attn: F.O.I.A.
Washington, D.C. 20537-9700.

Any request for waiver of the fee shall include a claim and proof of indigence. Contact the F.B.I. for how to do this.

Have you ever been arrested, taken into custody, held for investigation or questioning, or charged by any law enforcement authority, whether federal, state, local or foreign, either as a juvenile or adult?

For each incident list:

You must list every violation, including traffic violations that resulted in an arrest or criminal charge; for example, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. (Extreme Caution: ANY omission could be considered a falsification.)


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