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What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?

If you face a criminal conviction, but you believe that you were wrongly accused or your rights were violated, you could fight the conviction. There are a few ways to do this, one of which is called a writ of habeas corpus. On this page, I will discuss the writ of habeas corpus in more [...]

By |2019-10-24T14:53:31+00:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?

What to Do With Your Fresh Start: How To Build Healthy Habits

If you have recently gotten out of jail, or if you recently received a pardon, you probably want to take advantage of your new beginning. Incorporating healthy habits into your life can give you a sense of purpose and help you feel happier. But we all know that building habits can be hard. You might [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:42:48+00:00October 25th, 2019|Moving On|Comments Off on What to Do With Your Fresh Start: How To Build Healthy Habits

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