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By Ravinder Subscribe to RSS | January 12th 2012 | Views:
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Clemency, often known as pardon, commutation or amnesty, refers to the act of being merciful to a convict of liability for his/her actions. Usually, clemency begins with simple petition to chief executives who are generally governors of state. After that clemency petition is sent to chief executives, it is completely up to them only to approve criminal clemency. Anyone who is charged of some severe crime and wants to sent a clemency application to chief executive or governor of state, it is preferable that he/she hires a clemency lawyer. Only clemency lawyer can make out whether you are right candidate or not, direct you all through the procedure and assist guard your rights.

Step by step guide

Clemency lawyers follow a step by step guide to help people with their legal issues. Below is given a brief checklist:

• Firstly, a lawyer makes out whether or not you qualify for your criminal record sealed or expunged. If you can not, clemency is the only option.

• Then, he/she reviews and carefully understands all guidelines to file clemency application.

• On petition, clemency lawyers incorporate detailed information about their client’s criminal records such as date of sentence, sentencing judge, place of conviction, arresting date and file number.

• Now, they send a photocopy of petition for clemency to each sentenced judge that client has enlisted in the petition.

• In case, sentencing judge is not on bench any more or deceased, they send petition to chief judge of particular criminal division in circuit where crime took place.

• Moreover, clemency lawyers also send a photocopy of petition to current attorney of state where their client was convicted.

With this petition, they also incorporate proof that they sent photocopies of petition to state’s attorney and judge, this proof can be in the form of approved or registered mail receipts or an affidavit.

Once one has been granted with clemency, clemency lawyer must file an expungement petition in court where crime took place.

Important guidelines

No petition is accepted for appraisal within the duration of 1 year of denial date of previous petition from same individual. However, chairman of board has rights to allow exception to the restriction for some compelling reasons. A detailed description of all facts of offenses including places, surrounding circumstances and dates should be provided.

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