is its own prison
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.
comes in different forms -
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 /
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
income tax convictions, please.
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.
- 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.
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.
FEE: $2000 - No guarantee of success.
- Include your phone number, state, and specific charging
state or federal criminal provision(s) from your case.
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.