Types of Pardons in Connecticut
There are two basic types of pardons in Connecticut. You can learn a little more about them below.
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 also goes by the term absolute pardon. If you receive this pardon, your entire criminal history will get erased, and you can honestly tell employers, friends, colleagues, and family members that you have never gotten arrested or convicted of a crime.
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 because it will give you a greater chance of getting hired.
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 they should be pardoned. Once this is done, other forms are to be submitted. A pardons lawyer can assist you with this process if you have any questions. They can review the types of pardons with you. This can help you find the right pardon for you.