Pardons in Connecticut
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Types of Pardons in Connecticut

There are two types of pardons in Connecticut:

An Expungement pardon considers your entire criminal history and can “expunge” or erase offenses from your record.  This occurs if and only if you receive a full pardon.  An Expungement pardon is also referred to as an absolute pardon. 

A Provisional pardon cannot erase offenses from your record.  A provisional pardon only makes it illegal for an employer to deny you employment based solely on your criminal record.  If you are able to work and eligible for employment in all other ways, a Provisional pardon can help you. 

In order to obtain a pardon, an applicant must submit a petition to the Board explaining the crime they were convicted of, the sentence imposed and the time served, as well as a brief explanation of why he should be pardoned. Once this is done, other forms are to be submitted.


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