A Texas Pardon is Your New Beginning
- Have a past criminal conviction that haunts you?
- Ashamed of your public record?
- Denied a Job or Promotion?
- Can’t get an apartment?
- Want to buy a firearm?
- Need a fresh start?
What a Texas Pardon can do for You.
- Restore Your Civil Rights;
- Allow you to vote;
- Allow you to serve on a jury;
- Allow you to Adopt Children;
- Restore your Gun Rights; and
- Deny the existence of the criminal offense on any type of application for employment; and
- It makes your offense eligible for an EXPUNGEMENT.
The Hopping Law Group, PC is one of only a few firms in Texas that handle Texas pardons applications. We have assisted hundreds of clients through the often overwhelming bureaucratic maze created to trap applicants so that they will eventually give up. It can be tough and frustrating.
Get a Texas Pardon with one of Our Experienced Texas Pardon Attorneys.
Want to apply for a pardon. We can help you through the process which can be long and frustrating. Over 75 of the applications submitted are not considered because the application fail to meet the Boards requirements. Increase your odds by retaining an experienced Texas Pardon Attorney.
In order to retain our firm, we require that you must first submit your case for an evaluation by one of our attorneys before we will agree to represent you. We only accept a limited number of cases every year so we can focus on the one’s we do accept. We also evaluate every case for it’s likelihood for success. The evaluation fee is $250.00.
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- Case Evaluation –Fee $250.00
- We will thoroughly evaluate your case background to determine if we will accept your case for our comprehensive representation package. However, be advised that we only accept a limited number of cases a year and we may not accept any cases for 2015 until we determine who is elected governor;
- We perform a comprehensive criminal background search.;
- You will find out exactly what is reporting on your background and what information report discloses about your offense;
- We will determine whether any of your cases qualify for an expunction, a non-disclosure, or a motion to set aside your case;
- We will assist you in clearing up any inaccuracies that appear on your report;
- We then research the facts and circumstances surrounding each of your cases;
- One of our Experienced Texas Pardon Attorneys will interview you regarding your eligibility for a pardon;
- After the evaluation is performed, you will receive a consultation with an attorney to discuss the results. Generally, we will discuss the pardon process, likelihood of success, answer any question you have, and determine whether we would accept your case for the comprehensive package.
- Pardon Preparation and Representation –Fees Vary. A typical range of our fees is between $5,000 – $7,500.
- Requires a prior evaluation. The cost of the evaluation is deducted from the fee;
- We gather all necessary records in the required format;
- We prepare the application and all narrative sections;
- We use our various sources to gather most of the required information regarding your background, address and employment history;
- We submit your application to the Board of Pardon and Paroles;
- We ensure that your application is accepted and submitted to the Board for a vote.
- We represent you in any proceeding with the Board;
- If the Board Approves you application, then we submit your application to the Governor’s office;
- We represent you in any proceeding related to the Governor’s selection process; and
- If granted by the Governor, we then will file your expunction petition in the appropriate court.
No One Ever Gets a Pardon. Why Bother?
We tell our clients that you can’t win the lottery if you don’t play. Plain and simple you should apply. The worst that can happen is that the governor says no. The governor does grant pardons. It is not as hopeless as many people think. He is certainly is not handing them out but he grants between ten and fifteen a year.
Do I Need a Pardon to Clear My Record?
Texas Pardons are typically the only available option for individuals with a criminal conviction in Texas. If you have any questions regarding whether you are eligible for an expunction, non-disclosure, motion to set aside, or a pardon.
Do you have a conviction that just wish could go away. Maybe you got in trouble when you were younger or many years ago when you were a much different person.
Please call one of our Texas Criminal Pardon Attorneys for a free eligibility consultation at (855) 773-4669 so that we can answer all of you questions and concerns
Applying for a pardon is no easy task. In fact it is a very lengthy and complicated process.
The good news is that we can help you! We have the experience to help your through the process to assist you in submitting a successful application.
What is a Pardon?
The Governor has authority to grant clemency upon written recommendation of a majority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Clemency includes:
Full pardons after conviction,
Full pardons after successful completion of a term of deferred adjudication community supervision, Conditional pardons,
Pardons based on innocence,
Commutations of sentence,
Emergency medical reprieves, and
Family medical reprieves
Pardons After You Have Completed Deferred Adjudication
The governor can now grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision. Senate Bill 144 implemented the constitutional amendment by amending Code of Criminal Procedure 48.01 effective January 1, 2012.
To be eligible for pardon based upon a deferred adjudication community supervision, the following criteria must be met:
Must successfully complete the term of deferred adjudication community supervision, and
- May submit the application on or after the 10th anniversary date of the discharge and dismissal of the deferred adjudication community supervision.
What is the Effect of a Full Pardon?
For those convicted of a felony offense, a full pardon restores certain citizenship rights forfeited by law, such as the right to vote, to serve on a jury, to hold public office and to serve as executor or administrator of an estate. In Texas, when a person discharges a felony sentence the right to vote is automatically restored. Information on qualifications for voting may be obtained from the local county clerk’s office or the Secretary of State.
A full pardon removes barriers to some, but not all, types of employment and professional licensing. Professional licenses are granted by the state licensing board for each profession, and individuals may contact those boards directly to learn whether a pardon is necessary or sufficient to restore eligibility in a particular field. Information about licensing may be obtained from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations. A pardon will not restore eligibility to become a licensed peace officer in Texas.
A person receiving a full pardon after a conviction is entitled to an expunction of all arrest records relating to the conviction. This is not automatic but only results from petitioning the appropriate county court.
Texas Pardons For Employment Reasons
You may be seeking a pardon is to be considered for better employment opportunities. The good news is that after you receive a full pardon it will remove most of the barriers that affect certain types of employment and professional licensing opportunities. The bad news is that not all of the barriers are removed. You will have to contact the board of licensing directly to see if a full pardon will allow you to be granted a license to work in a profession.
Conditional Texas Pardons
A conditional pardon will not restore a person’s civil rights or rights of citizenship. A governor can and will revoke a pardon if a person does not fully comply with their conditions of release.
What is a Post-Humous Pardon?
A posthumous full pardon may be granted by the Governor upon written recommendation of the Board when a person convicted of a felony offense is deceased. A person acting on behalf of the deceased must submit the application.
Actual Innocence Pardons
A pardon that is based on actual innocence will completely detach a person from the crime and erases the conviction. To consider a pardon of innocence, the Board asks for evidence or testimony from a minimum of two trial officials. The conclusions of law will be determined by the district judge and indicate whether or not a pardon based on innocence will be approved.
There are certain limitations for applying for a pardon in Texas. The Texas board does not approve full pardon requests for cases based on treason, arrests with no conviction, deferred adjudications, early dismissals from probation, Class C misdemeanors, out of state felony convictions, federal convictions, or applicants who have been denied a full pardon in the past year (from the date of the new application).