Clean Record, Clear Future

Even after your fines are paid and sentence served, a criminal conviction can continue to negatively impact your life for years to come. Many individuals who have been convicted of a crime find it hard to obtain employment, gain admission into educational institutions and join the military. Some criminal convictions may even prevent you from traveling internationally or voting.

Fortunately, there is help. At the Hartford law offices of Rome McGuigan, P.C., our attorneys help clients obtain pardons for their criminal offenses so they can move forward with a clean slate.

In Connecticut, individuals who have been convicted of crimes can apply to the Board of Pardons for either a provisional or absolute pardon. While a provisional pardon will help restore some of your liberties, an absolute pardon will restore all of your rights and liberties and hide your conviction from public view. This means you will no longer have to report your conviction on job applications, school admissions applications or passport applications.

How to get a pardon:

First, you must complete an in-depth application that clearly lays for the grounds upon which you are requesting a pardon. If your initial application is done appropriately, the Board of Pardons may approve your application and pardon you outright. However, many times a hearing is necessary to provide additional information. If your application is not completed appropriately, your application may be denied.

At Rome McGuigan, P.C., we help clients prepare comprehensive pardon applications that clearly establish the reasons they deserve a pardon. When hearings are necessary, our lawyers represent clients in front of the Board of Pardons to ensure their best case is put forth.

Sentence Modifications

If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term in prison, there is hope. In certain circumstances sentences may be modified to allow those convicted of crimes to reduce their time in jail.

At Rome McGuigan, P.C., our attorneys thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding our clients' criminal accusations, trial and sentencing to uncover evidence that was previously missed. We also use other documents, such as school records, psychological assessments and behavioral reports, to build strategic legal arguments that help our clients reduce their prison terms.

Contact Rome McGuigan, P.C., today at 860-560-8037 or toll free at 866-558-6182.