Common Connecticut Pardon Terminology

Searching for answers online about pardons can be daunting and overwhelming for those who have little to no legal knowledge or experience. If you are searching for answers and are getting discouraged because you do not understand the terminology, here is a list of terms that you can familiarize yourself with. Understanding these basic terms [...]

By |2019-04-12T16:57:38+00:00June 24th, 2019|Pardon|Comments Off on Common Connecticut Pardon Terminology

Benefits of Having an Attorney Represent You for a Pardon

Applying for a pardon can be overwhelming to say the least. Applying for a pardon requires a background check, fingerprint card, application, reference letters, a pre-hearing, and a hearing. The application process alone can be very time consuming. Hiring an attorney is the best way to assure that your time and energy will be worth [...]

By |2019-04-08T15:45:28+00:00June 17th, 2019|Pardon Application, Pardon Lawyer|Comments Off on Benefits of Having an Attorney Represent You for a Pardon

Two Important Steps to Take Before Applying for a Pardon

Before getting started with a pardon application, there are a few things that you need to do. There is some paperwork that is required as part of the application process. Getting started on this paperwork as soon as possible will help your pardon application go smoothly. Keep in mind that the Board of Pardons requires [...]

By |2019-04-08T15:45:22+00:00June 10th, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on Two Important Steps to Take Before Applying for a Pardon

What Does the Board of Pardons Consider When Reviewing a Pardon Application?

If you are considering applying for a pardon, you might not know too much about the process yet. You might wonder what your chances of being granted a pardon are. To understand the application process and your chances, you should understand what the Board of Pardons considers when making a decision on a pardon application. [...]

By |2019-04-08T15:43:02+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Board of Pardons, Pardon Application|Comments Off on What Does the Board of Pardons Consider When Reviewing a Pardon Application?

8 Things to Include in Your Connecticut Pardon Personal Statement

The Board of Pardons, when looking at applications, looks for those applicants who show that they have changed since getting convictions, and that they have a strong desire to get a pardon. Writing a personal statement for your pardon application is a great way to show the Board why you deserve a pardon, but it [...]

By |2019-04-05T19:51:01+00:00May 20th, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on 8 Things to Include in Your Connecticut Pardon Personal Statement

What Do Our Clients Have to Say? Pardon Testimonials

If you are thinking about getting started with applying for a pardon, maybe researching information, you may be wondering if it is all worth it. Here are some of the things that past pardon clients have said about their experience working with us. Michael’s Testimonial Michael, a prior pardon client has said, “Attorney Ruane personally [...]

By |2019-04-05T18:47:00+00:00May 13th, 2019|Pardon Lawyer|Comments Off on What Do Our Clients Have to Say? Pardon Testimonials

Is Ban the Box on Connecticut Job Applications Enough?

Each state has different laws regarding the ability of employers to consider a person’s criminal history when hiring for private employment, public employment, and consideration of criminal history after being granted a pardon. If you live in Connecticut and you have a criminal conviction on your record, you should understand Connecticut’s policies since they could [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:39:40+00:00May 6th, 2019|Job Tips|Comments Off on Is Ban the Box on Connecticut Job Applications Enough?

Connecticut Pardons vs. Pardons in Other States

The pardon process is different across the 50 states. Each state has its own type of administration, type of process, eligibility requirements, effect, and frequency of granting pardons. Knowing how the Connecticut process works is important because it is completely different than the way pardons work in other states. Who Grants Connecticut Pardons? First, the [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:39:30+00:00April 29th, 2019|Pardon|Comments Off on Connecticut Pardons vs. Pardons in Other States

Second Chance Month: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Since 2017, April has been dubbed Second Chance Month in many states across the country. Prison Fellowship is a service that raises awareness for Second Chance Month and helps those with criminal records move on with their lives. Learn more about this movement here, as well as how you can get a second chance for [...]

By |2019-04-12T17:41:09+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Moving On|Comments Off on Second Chance Month: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Is Applying for a Pardon Right For Me?

Deciding to apply for a pardon can be difficult. You don’t want to go through the time and money of applying just to be rejected or find that you didn’t really need a pardon in the first place. If you are considering applying for a pardon, ask yourself the following questions to determine if it [...]

By |2019-04-05T15:08:35+00:00April 15th, 2019|Pardon Application|Comments Off on Is Applying for a Pardon Right For Me?