What is a Pardon in Fort Collins?
The legal definition of a pardon is:
Basically, it is asking for the government to wipe your record clean.
What is the Procedure for Getting a Pardon in Fort Collins?
C.R.S. Title 16, Article 17 lays out the procedures and rules for requesting the Colorado governor’s pardon. In order to apply, you must provide the following documents:
- Certificate of the respective superintendent of the correctional facility, which shows “the conduct of an applicant during his or her confinement in the correctional facility
- Evidences of former good character
These items must first be submitted to the district attorney and judge in the district in which you were convicted. They will be allowed to make comments concerning your application. The district attorney and judge have 14 days to submit their comments. The governor will take all these items into consideration along with the circumstances of your case and your reformation since the offense. The governor has sole discretion in evaluating your application and the comments along with it.
What are the Effects of a Pardon?
C.R.S. 16-17-103 describes the effects of a pardon as:
“Collateral Consequences” is defined as “a penalty, prohibition, bar, disadvantage, or disqualification, however denominated, imposed on an individual as a result of the individual’s conviction of an offense”
The process can be long and the paperwork is extensive. An attorney from the O’Malley Law Office can help you make sense of it all. Make sure you have the legal support you need to present your case and get a second chance.