Trusted Harrisburg Criminal Defense Lawyer
Having a criminal record can significantly affect your eligibility for good employment, a professional license, a bank loan, the right to bear arms, and other necessities. If you are hindered by your record, you may be looking for a way in which to free yourself from the past and move forward. Expungement is a staple method for clearing criminal records, but expungements can be very difficult to obtain in Pennsylvania. However, there is still an option if you need to leave your criminal record behind you. Obtaining a pardon from the Governor of Pennsylvania can be the first big step towards a new future for you and your family.
If you have a criminal record, we understand how difficult it can be to find suitable employment. At Scaringi Law, our attorneys want to help you obtain your long-term goals in whatever way we can. We are a full-service team, so we practice in a number of different legal areas, including criminal defense. Our attorneys are dedicated to our clients and we strive to provide personal, compassionate, and aggressive legal service on your behalf.
Call our office at (717) 775-7195 to discuss your case.
Pennsylvania Governor Pardons
When you obtain a pardon from the state governor, you will then be eligible to pursue an expungement of your criminal record. A state pardon is an act of clemency granted by the governor. It is a formal, legal forgiveness of the crime or crimes in question and it also restores the person’s surrendered rights and privileges.
Why Hire Scaringi Law for your Pardon?
The application process for obtaining a pardon through the state of Pennsylvania can be extremely complicated and lengthy. Once the lengthy application is filed, there is a background check, interview and Merit Review process and if you pass a Hearing before the Pardon’s Board. Everything you write and say affects whether you are granted or denied the pardon. For this reason, it is crucial that you work with a knowledgeable, skilled attorney you can trust.
Scaringi Law has handled more pardons than most law firms in Pennsylvania. To date, Scaringi Law has filed over 60 pardons applications. At Scaringi Law, we have deep experience in pardons law and can help you throughout every step of the process, from reviewing your criminal record, to filing an application or finalizing pardon documents.
Scaringi Law has offices throughout Central Pennsylvania, including its office in Harrisburg which is located in close proximity to the Pardon’s Board office and the State Capitol Building where your Pardon’s Board Hearing occurs.
Who Can Obtain a Pardon?
Anyone with a criminal record is eligible to apply for a pardon, though not everyone will be approved. There are no specifically stipulated standards, and while many are granted for minor offenses committed 5 years ago or more, it is possible to have more serious crimes pardoned. Whether you were convicted of a violent crime, drug crime, theft, or some other offense, our firm can review your case to determine whether or not a pardon is likely.
Reach Out for Compassionate, Experienced Legal Help!
Eligibility for pardons may vary, and the application process can be long, but having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side can make the process significantly easier. We can work with you to actively pursue a pardon for your crimes in order to help you move on with your life.
Contact Scaringi Law 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with one of our Harrisburg lawyers.