There has never been a better time to apply for a Governor’s Pardon in California. On Dec. 24, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown issued 127 pardons. If you are interested in seeking a Governor’s Pardon, call the experienced attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today so you have the best chance of getting your pardon granted.
Governor Brown Grants 127 Christmas Eve Pardons
Gov. Brown continued his tradition of granting pardons on Christmas Eve. The number of Christmas Eve pardons issued increased to 127 this year. In 2012, Brown issued 79 Christmas Eve pardons and 128 in total. He has pardoned 341 people since taking office in 2011.
Most of the 127 pardons involved drug offenses, with 93 involving persons convicted of possessing, transporting or selling marijuana and other controlled substances. However, others pardoned were convicted of more serious crimes.
According to a statement from the governor’s office, all of the individuals who were granted pardons had completed their sentences over a decade ago and had lived out of custody without committing any new crimes.
The Time is Now for a Governor’s Pardon in California
Under Gov. Brown, there has been a huge increase in the number of pardons being granted. Former Governor Pete Wilson pardoned just 13 people during his two terms. Gray Davis did not issue any pardons while he was in office while Arnold Schwarzenegger granted only 16 pardons during his entire seven-year tenure as governor.
It is clear that your time to retain our experienced criminal defense attorneys to seek a Governor’s Pardon for you is now.
Benefits of a Governor’s Pardon in California
While a Governor’s Pardon in California does not erase a criminal conviction, it can restore some of your rights. If you are granted a pardon, you will be able to serve on a jury trial and you will be allowed to be considered for appointment as a county probation officer or state parole agent (but not to any other peace officer positions).
Your firearm rights will also be restored if you are granted a full pardon, unless your conviction involved felony use of a dangerous weapon. If you are a registered sex offender still required to register after obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation, a pardon will relieve you from your duty to register. Click here to read more about the benefits of a Governor’s Pardon in California.
Call Wallin & Klarich for Help with a Governor’s Pardon
If you or a loved one would like to obtain a Governor’s Pardon in California, it is important to hire a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who can give you the best chance of success. Our experienced attorneys at Wallin & Klarich know how to prepare an application for a Governor’s Pardon that can increase your chances of having your pardon request granted.
With offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville and West Covina, our Wallin & Klarich attorneys are ready to help you with your pardon request no matter where you are located.
Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.