Letter of Explanation


Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

You will encounter this question in just about every application you fill out whether it be for employment, school, finances, or housing.  ANSWER TRUTHFULLY.  Remember that these applications may serve as legal documents and not being truthful can lead to criminal charges.

For employment purposes, a letter of explanation will provide a potential employer with a clear understanding of your circumstances.  Remember, your focus is on the future and not the past.  A letter of explanation is two to three paragraphs in length that explains your past, present, and future. 


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