Getting a Pardon for A Past Conviction
Serving your sentence, obeying the court, and complying with probation or parole may not be enough to rebuild your life after a conviction. You may be able to better limit the impact of a past conviction through a pardon. This can help you with regards to background checks related to employment, housing, and loans. A Stillwater pardon attorney can help you get the best results and navigate and complicated process.
What is a Pardon?
The office of the governor of the state of Oklahoma issues many official pardons every year to those who have been convicted of crimes in the State of Oklahoma. These pardons are granted as a way to welcome a convict back in to society after having taken responsibility and moved forward from a past criminal conviction.
A pardon can restore voting rights, allow people to obtain certain licenses, and may restore gun ownership rights.
However, the pardon process is a long and complicated one. It requires an experienced Stillwater pardon attorney to get it right and to guide you through the process. For example, if you file an incomplete application or if there is a mistake in your application, it will be a year before you can file another application. It is in your best interests to get your pardon the first time you apply.
The Wirth Law Office – Stillwater offers free phone consultations with a Stillwater lawyer by calling (405) 673-1600. Bring your questions and concerns to us.
Qualifying for a Pardon
To apply for a pardon in Oklahoma all of the following conditions must be met:
- You completed your entire sentence;
- You have paid all costs and fees associated with the conviction;
- You do not have other pending charges
- You are not currently serving a sentence for any other criminal conviction; and
- At least one year has passed since you were last considered for a pardon.
Consult with a Stillwater Pardon Attorney
Wirth Law Office – Stillwater can connect you with a Stillwater Pardon Attorney. Consult for free with a Stillwater attorney today: (405) 673-1600.