Oklahoma Governor's Pardons
What is a Governor's Pardon?
A pardon is executive recognition that someone has turned their life around and has become a productive citizen. A pardon is granted by the Oklahoma Governor after a recommendation by the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. The Parole Board is a constitutionally created Board charged with making clemency recommendations to the Governor for adult felons. Clemency can take the form of a parole, a pardon or a commutation.
Am I Eligible to Apply for a Pardon?
To be eligible for pardon a person must have completed his or her sentence, including any parole or probation time, or have been released from the incarceration portion of their sentence, for at least five years.
Oklahoma Pardon Application Lawyer
The expert criminal defense attorneys at Jury Pro, represent persons to apply for Governor's pardons in Oklahoma. If you have a criminal conviction on your record, have turned your life around and would like to be free from the stigma of that conviction, call (888) Jury-Pro or (888) 587-9776 to for a free legal consultation with an Oklahoma lawyer.
Difference between Pardon and Expungement
Under Oklahoma law, a pardon by itself will not clear a person’s record. However, any person convicted of a non-violent felony that has received a pardon for the offense and has not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or felony and has no felony or misdemeanor charges pending, may after 10 years have passed (since the conviction) file a motion for expungement. See Jury Pro's expungment page for additional information.