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Step 11 - Certification and Personal Oath

The form of oath required of every applicant for a federal pardon is quoted below. It applies to every statement in the application process. Keep in mind that accuracy and precision in the application process will lend an air of credibility and worthiness to the applicant's efforts. Keep this particularly in mind when drafting statements that refer to your criminal record.


I hereby certify that all answers to the above questions and all statements contained herein are true, and I understand that any misstatements of material facts contained in this petition may cause adverse action on my petition for pardon, in addition to subjecting me to any other penalties provided by law.

In petitioning the President of the United States for pardon, I do solemnly swear that I will be law-abiding and will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I take this obligation freely and without any mental reservation whatsoever, So Help Me God.

Respectfully submitted this _______ day of _________, 199___.

(signature of petitioner)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ____ day of _________, 19___.

Notary Public

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