If you are Granted for a Full Pardon, the last step of the process would be obtaining the “Certificate of Pardon”. Once a case is approved the Board for a Full Pardon, they will proceed to erasing/expunging your criminal history. This process involves erasing/expunging your criminal records from all computer programs that the state of Connecticut controls. This includes local law enforcement. It does not include private commercial databases that retain conviction information. This process can take up to 6-8 months approximately per the Board. Once they have completed this process, they will forward an original “Certificate of Pardon”. Once you are in receipt of said “Certificate” you can truthfully say that you have never been arrested and that you do not have a criminal history.