Anyone convicted of a crime in California may seek a Governor’s Pardon after a satisfactory period of rehabilitation. This period spans a minimum of seven and a maximum of ten years. By obtaining the honor of a pardon, a person may be relieved of many (but not necessarily all) of the penalties associated with a criminal conviction.
There are many reasons to pursue a governor’s pardon. These include the restoration of the right to firearms in California, the relief from the duty to register as a sex offender, revised employment prospects, the right to serve as a juror in California, the right to be employed as a county probation officer or as a state parole officer, the right not to have one’s credibility as a witness impeached based upon a conviction, improved opportunities to apply for state professional licensing, and, for legally present aliens, a deportation defense.
A person must demonstrate that he or she deserves a governor’s pardon, but nearly anyone convicted of a crime in California is eligible to attempt these measures after the appropriate period of rehabilitation, as defined above.
If you are interested in seeking a California governor’s pardon, contact the law office of H. Charles Gorian. We have experience in handling requests for pardons and we are prepared to battle for your legal rights. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call our lawyer today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.