Seeking A Pardon For A Criminal Offense

Having a conviction on your record may make it more difficult to get a job, find a place to live, apply for school or get a loan. If you have completed your sentence or at least five years under supervision, you may be eligible for a pardon.

A pardon does not remove your conviction from your record; that requires an expungement. It does show that you have become an upstanding and productive citizen, and it does forgive you in the eyes of the state for the offense you committed.

At Nichols Dixon, our criminal law attorneys can help you ensure that your application is filled out correctly, ensure that you have collected the necessary documentation to present with your application, and demonstrate how having a conviction has impacted you negatively, as well as highlight the positive influences in your life that make you a good candidate for a pardon.

Drew Nichols former prosecutors. They understand what is necessary to include in an application for pardon and what the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board looks for when it considers applications.

Pardons For Criminal Convictions

Requesting a pardon from the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board can help you reinstate many of your rights as a citizen, including:

  • Your right to vote
  • Your right to possess firearms, so long as you were not convicted of a violent felony and you do not have further felonies on your record
  • Your right to hold public office
  • Your right to serve on a jury
  • Your eligibility to apply for a liquor license
  • Your right to have your record considered for expungement

Our lawyers will help you determine if a pardon is the right choice for you or if you should consider options regarding your criminal record.

Experienced, Dedicated Help When Seeking A Pardon

The benefits that come with a pardon can help you continue to rebuild your life. Call us at 405-217-4118 or send us an email to learn more about our services.