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Pennsylvania Pardons

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Harrisburg, PA

In theory, anyone convicted of a crime in Pennsylvania is eligible for a pardon from the governor. In practice, however, the pardon application process requires the applicant to understand and balance the factors considered by the Board of Pardons. At our Central Pennsylvania law firm, Curcillo Law, LLC, our principal criminal lawyer and his legal team help people get through the pardon process.

Why obtain a pardon? Common reasons include the need to get approved as a youth sports coach, become a teacher, obtain a professional license, become a police officer, or even get a hunting license. A criminal conviction can affect a person's ability to do any of these things. Furthermore, because Pennsylvania law does not allow a person with a felony conviction or a conviction for certain types of misdemeanors to obtain an expungement directly, a pardon is sometimes the only option for repairing a criminal record.

Arguing Your Case Before the Board

At our law firm, our Harrisburg criminal defense lawyers have successfully helped clients obtain pardons. We help individuals prepare for their appearance before the Board of Pardons. This involves demonstrating the reasons the pardon is needed, the degree to which the person's life has changed, and the consequences that person and his or her family will suffer if the board does not recommend the pardon.

We have helped obtain pardons for individuals convicted of many different types of offenses such as:

  • Resisting arrest
  • Drug possession
  • Welfare fraud
  • Shoplifting
  • Disorderly conduct

The Pardon Process

For your pardon application, the board will weigh criteria such as the amount of time that has passed since your conviction, your record of compliance with court orders, positive changes in your life, the need for the pardon, and the potential impact of a pardon on you and your family. To answer some of these questions, the board may order an investigation and schedule a hearing. When you hire Curcillo Law, LLC for your representation, a lawyer from our firm will accompany you to the hearing. After the board has obtained all the information it needs, it will make a recommendation to the governor, who will then either grant or reject the board's recommendation.

Contact Curcillo Law, LLC today!

To discuss your situation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, call us at our Harrisburg, Pennsylvania law office. With our decades of experience, we can help you seek a pardon for your past conviction!

  • Experience

    90 Years
    Combined Experience

    When choosing a lawyer, experience makes the difference in the fight.

    Read Our Firm's History [+]
  • Success

    Top 100
    Trial Lawyers

    We have been awarded many honors, from Super Lawyers® to Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

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  • Devotion

    Our Client
    Reviews

    Every client & their victory is priority to us as demonstrated through our reviews.

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  • Protection

    Put Our Experience
    to Work For You

    Contact our firm today so that we can get started on winning your case!

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