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Three Books to Help You Reinvent Your Life

As you seek a pardon, you are probably seeking ways to better your life. Maybe you are interested in a new career that you can bring your passion to. Maybe you are looking to establish strong relationships in your life. Maybe you are searching for a purpose for your life. A great way to explore [...]

By |2019-10-21T16:16:07+00:00October 21st, 2019|Moving On|Comments Off on Three Books to Help You Reinvent Your Life

Here are Five Ways to Make the Most of Life After a Pardon

For many people, getting a Connecticut pardon signifies a new chapter in their lives. These people are genuinely seeking a fresh start, and want to move away from past mistakes and habits. However, breaking old habits and incorporating new, healthier ones is difficult. On this page, I want to talk about five areas of your [...]

By |2019-08-12T16:41:08+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Moving On|Comments Off on Here are Five Ways to Make the Most of Life After a Pardon

Top Five Tips for Applying for a Pardon

There is a lot of advice online when it comes to applying for a pardon. Our office has worked with pardon applications in the past. Here is a list of our office’s five most important tips for applying for a pardon. Research All of Your Options A pardon may not be the best option for [...]

By |2019-06-17T19:56:09+00:00August 26th, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on Top Five Tips for Applying for a Pardon

What Type Of Convictions Are Less Likely To Be Granted a Pardon?

While technically any crime in Connecticut can get pardoned, your chances of being pardoned varies based on the type of crime and your circumstances. Continue reading to learn more about the types of crimes that are harder to be granted a pardon for and circumstances that can increase your chances. Convictions That are Less Likely [...]

By |2019-06-17T19:38:51+00:00August 12th, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on What Type Of Convictions Are Less Likely To Be Granted a Pardon?

A Guide to Reapplying for a Pardon

If your pardon application was denied in Connecticut, you can still reapply for a pardon. If this is something you would be interested in, continue reading for some tips on reapplying. When Can I Reapply? You have to wait at least one year before you can reapply for a pardon. In some cases, you may [...]

By |2019-06-17T18:12:57+00:00August 5th, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on A Guide to Reapplying for a Pardon

Connecticut Pardon Statistics for 2016-2018

In past posts, we have reviewed pardon statistics in Connecticut. Here are the most recent pardon statistics from the Board of Pardons and Paroles. This information might be helpful as you decide if you would like to apply for a pardon. 2016 In 2016, a total of 1,555 pardon applications were received and 842 were [...]

By |2019-06-17T17:44:46+00:00July 29th, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on Connecticut Pardon Statistics for 2016-2018

Applying to College with a Criminal Record

Applying to college can be difficult, especially with a criminal record. If you have a criminal record but still want to receive a higher education, read this article to find out more information. Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge In 2015, the Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge was created. This pledge ensures that all Americans have [...]

By |2019-06-17T16:09:27+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Job Tips|Comments Off on Applying to College with a Criminal Record

The Most Common Reasons a Pardon is Denied

If you are applying for a pardon, the hope is that it will be granted, and this will give you a fresh start in life. But unfortunately, there is a chance it could get denied. It is important to understand why pardons are denied in order to increase your chances of being granted a pardon. [...]

By |2019-06-14T20:30:16+00:00July 15th, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on The Most Common Reasons a Pardon is Denied

Where to Get a Job If You Have a Criminal Record

Finding a job can be hard, especially if you have a criminal record. Whether you are waiting to hear back about your pardon or you were not granted one, there are still job opportunities for you. Employment can also improve your chances of being granted a pardon if you want to apply in the future. [...]

By |2019-06-14T18:41:29+00:00July 8th, 2019|Job Tips|Comments Off on Where to Get a Job If You Have a Criminal Record

Is Getting a Pardon Easier in Some States Than in Others?

Each state has its own pardon processes. In some states, applying for a pardon is easier than others. If you are interested in learning about which states grant the most pardons and the least pardons, continue reading. Least Difficult States to be Granted a Pardon In These states grant 30% of applicants or more pardons [...]

By |2019-06-14T18:31:56+00:00July 1st, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on Is Getting a Pardon Easier in Some States Than in Others?