A Pardon Can Give You And Your Criminal Record A Fresh Start
You have done your time – fulfilled every condition and completed everything the state of Connecticut asked of you when you were convicted. You have fought, you have struggled, you have worked, and you have persevered.
You may think that after everything you have been through, you might not deserve a second chance. You may believe that because of your criminal record, your life is over, or your future is bleak. And why shouldn’t you? Companies won’t hire you, colleges won’t consider you, lenders won’t lend you money, landlords won’t accept rent payment plans, and so on. Obtaining a pardon could change that. Pardons erase the stigma of a criminal record and restore your rights.
Are You Eligible For A Pardon?
To qualify for a pardon and have your criminal record sealed or expunged, you must complete the requirements set forth by Connecticut law. This can include paying any fines owed, participating in a rehabilitation program, and committing to community service. A pardon allows you to demonstrate what you have learned from your past mistakes and recognize all the positive changes that have occurred in your life since your conviction.
When you apply for a pardon, your chances are based on your suitability and eligibility.
At The Maddox Law Firm, we understand your search for a better life – one unburdened by the heavy load of your criminal record. Our attorneys believe in second chances and can aid in clearing your record and starting anew. We believe in redemption.
What To Know About The Pardon Application Process
A pardon application can be one of the most important documents you will ever complete in your life. You need a lawyer on your side who knows how to navigate the bureaucratic maze and make your voice heard. Our team will ensure your application is well-researched and well-written to increase your chances of success with the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
The Board of Pardons and Paroles has become a more accessible agency in recent years. While its application process can be complicated, if managed by an experienced law firm, it can restore rights and access a future that you may have thought you would never have again. Do not make the mistake of trying to represent yourself! Our lawyers at The Maddox Law Firm can make sure your case sends the best message possible and is treated with respect.
If you are currently on parole or probation, you should wait before applying for a pardon. Speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys to stay informed of the ever-changing laws that affect your specific situation and to help you decide what path best fits your needs. Keep in touch with family members and seek out services from organizations in the area to help you work through any issues that come your way during this time.
Once the waiting period is over and you are no longer under any obligations to the court attached to your conviction, then it may be time for you to apply. You may also want to apply for a Certificate of Employability as an alternative to a pardon application if you want to ensure that your application process goes smoothly and efficiently.
If your felony conviction is at least five years behind you and your misdemeanor conviction is at least three years behind you, you may be a good candidate to apply for a pardon. It is important to note that you cannot apply for a pardon for a portion of your convictions – it must be your complete record or nothing.
Move Forward With A Clean Slate – Contact Us Today
Just like a thorough and competent defense of a criminal case, you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney to produce an effective pardon application. Our team has a detailed set of protocols for your application based upon our vast experience and know-how. We guide our clients through every step of the process.