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How do I properly translate the following "letter of good conduct"??

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How do I properly translate the following?

"I state that the foregoing is a true original of certificate from justice department that states that I have no criminal record that I have in my possession"

Thank you very much for any input!!!

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updated JUN 6, 2010
posted by tostos

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This is improperly stated in English.

My correction:

I state that the preceding/attached document is a true original of the certificate issued by the Justice Department that states that I have no criminal record "

In your sentence the that I have in my possession seems to be modifying criminal record.

you could include the "that I have in my possession" after "document" if you feel that it is necessary.

Please re-phrase it however you wish and then ask for a translation.

¡Bienvenida al foro!

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updated JUN 6, 2010
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
You are completely right. The middle of the sentence was a fill in the blanks so the inconsistency. But I still should have asked as you suggested. Thank you very much! - tostos, JUN 6, 2010
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