Not legal advice:

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Injustice is its own prison

A FALSE CONVICTION or other gross injustice can be humiliating, perhaps even debilitating, and it can pose enormous challenges regarding travel, right to bear arms, and employment, to say nothing of the time spent in confinement. The US President and the governor of each state have the authority to set aside a criminal conviction, and this should be viewed as an opportunity that avoids the corruption of the court system that likely contributed in the first place to the injustice you seek to correct.

Clemency comes in different forms -

1. Commutation of sentence, which is when a criminal conviction might be maintained but part or all of pending punishment is vacated or suspended. An early release from confinement or forgiveness of remaining probation, perhaps forgiveness of restitution, are examples of commutation. This can be due to an extreme hardship caused by confinement, such as medical conditions, family duress or turmoil, or simply old age. An excessive sentence can also be grounds for a commutation of some or all of the remaining sentence or restitution.

2. Pardon of conviction, which is when criminal convictions are absolved so the record reflects that there was never a conviction. Your rights will be restored unless other convictions still bar you, and thereafter you can lawfully say you were never convicted of that crime.

3. Expungement of the record, which is when all record of the conviction is erased by the authorities. There's never a good reason to maintain a record against one known or newly proven to be innocent of the crime.

The President of the United States can provide clemency in relation to federal criminal charges and convictions, whereas a conviction under the laws of a state requires that your state's governor provide the clemency sought.

Proof of actual innocence is, of course, the easiest path to a full pardon, and one can be innocent of a crime for numerous reasons. If the law is vague or highly debatable, if the accused clearly lacked criminal intent, if an essential element of the crime is lacking, there is grounds for absolution of the conviction. There's more of this than one might perceive, but with how complex the law has become, and because of society's overall ignorance of the law, the system is a target rich environment for prosecutorial abuses of discretion; the courts are a meat grinder.

Since 2014 the US Supreme Court has detailed several times how integral to a valid conviction a defendant's criminal intent (mens rea) really is. The governments of the states/counties, and the federal government, have ignored for decades this essential element in the prosecution of alleged crimes. The authorities have never asked anyone, "Did you know you were breaking the law by doing what you're doing?" Police make the arrest, prosecutors bring the charges, and thereafter they coerce and steamroll the defendant into a plea agreement with total disregard for the possible lack of criminal intent, and in some cases, the obvious actual innocence of the accused. At the time of the crime, did you know you were violating the law? 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 /

IF YOU FEEL that you experienced gross unfairness or can prove your innocence regarding an existing conviction, please contact us for an evaluation of your circumstance to identify an avenue to pursue which justifies commutation or pardon. The current administration (federal) treats clemency authority in a more realistic fashion than at any time in the past, so the time is now to collaterally attack in this manner any false conviction or excessive sentence. Compared to other methods of vacating a conviction, clemency is very simple, it is much less formal and less complex than litigation, and stands a better chance of obtaining justice than one might expect from the court system.

*No income tax convictions, please.

Threats on the internet or via US Post against other people or politicians (18 USC § 875 and § 879).

Liens filed against federal public servants (18 USC § 1521).

Filed a 1099-OID (18 USC § 286 and § 287).

These are examples of statutes abused by the US Dept. of Justice against plainly undeserving Americans. Another area of abuse is securities violations by individuals (15 USC §§ 77a. - 77aa.) under law that's broadly enforced for the protection of the public; too broadly is the rule. A lack of criminal intent equals innocence, and right now is the best time ever to make the argument for clemency.

FEES - An attorney will bill you at $150-$350 per hour for work like this, e.g., case analysis, research in state or federal law, gather and arrange evidence in support, phone consultation, pay the light bill and the secretary, college loans, on and on, and that's if you can find one willing to do a clemency request. You likely won't get through the door for less than $20,000. While still on probation, if you instead filed suit to vacate a void conviction (28 USC § 2255) it's likey you'd need at least $30,000 to interest a post-conviction criminal defense attorney in your case.

IF YOUR CASE fits certain parameters, a thorough presentation for clemency will likely take fewer than 40-60 hours. If there's a fantastic reason to vacate your conviction, there's a great reason to consider clemency.

FLAT FEE: $2000 - No guarantee of success. - Include your phone number, state, and specific charging state or federal criminal provision(s) from your case.

Get competent representation of the legal authorities that support your claim, written in plain language that tells your story, without the stuffy guidelines imposed upon court pleadings, and without the intimidation by the court that prevents your attorney from arguing strongly in your favor when it's most important.