Judicial Clemency is a process whereby the trial court “sets aside” the conviction on a case where a defendant has been placed on regular probation. While it does not remove the record of the arrest and prosecution, it does remove the conviction. Therefore, if Judicial Clemency is granted the person is no longer convicted of the underlying offense. This is especially important in felony cases involving probation because removing the conviction will allow you to own and possess firearms, remove any impediments on voting rights and allow you to seek public office where a felony conviction might be a bar.
- Judicial Clemency for Regular Probation Cases
- Sets Aside the Conviction
- Will allow you to deny conviction on employment and licensure application
- Should file while still on probation or no later than 30 days after the term of probation ends
- Can remove “convicted felon” tag allowing you to own and possess firearms, vote and hold public office.