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
- 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
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!