If your pardon application was denied in Connecticut, hope is not lost! 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?
If your pardon application is denied, you have to wait at least one year before you can reapply for a pardon. In some cases, you may have to wait longer. The Board of Pardons will specify the amount of time that you need to wait when you are denied.
How Do I Know Why My Application Was Denied?
The Board of Pardons will send you or us a letter letting you know why your application was denied. If you want to reapply, you should consider taking their criticism into account and making the changes that they want to see.
What Can I Do to Increase My Chances the Second Time?
You can start by finding out the reason your application was denied and fixing it. You can also do things like volunteer, continue your education, get a job and more. For more information on things you can do to improve your chances, read our other pages.
Do I Need Different References?
No, you can use the same references on your pardon application the second time around. But, your references will need to fill out a new form. Although you can use the same references, you might consider having new references if you think that you can find more appropriate ones for the application. New reference letters that give even more information about you and your successes can impress the Board of Pardons.
Do I Need to Fill Out a New Application?
Yes, you will need to submit a new application if you choose to reapply for a pardon. Our office can help with this process.
Do I Need to Re-Submit All of My Paperwork?
Yes, you will need to submit all of the paperwork and documents again. Luckily, you should still have your pardon paperwork from the first time around, so it will be easier the second time.
Are My Chances Lower or Higher Than the First Time I Applied?
Your chance of being granted a pardon does not change based on how many times you apply. Each time you apply, your application is reviewed with the same standards.
If you want to apply for a pardon and are interested in hiring an attorney, contact us for a free consultation. You can call us or email us. If your pardon was denied the first time because you went through the process on your own, hiring a lawyer for your second attempt can be beneficial. We will help you prepare your application and tweak your application so that it can truly impress the Board of Pardons. We can also prepare you for your pardon hearing and answer any questions that you have.