Recently, actor Mark Wahlberg filed a petition to the governor of Massachusetts to request that he be pardoned for an assault conviction dating to the late 1980s. The crime involved not only a physical attack, but the screaming of obscenities and racial epithets.
In California, an individual can file a petition for a pardon to the governor as well. A gubernatorial pardon is granted to those who have demonstrated “exemplary” behavior following a conviction. If you wish to seek a governor’s pardon in California, contact a Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney to help you right away.
What are the Requirements for a Governor’s Pardon?
You can seek a governor’s pardon if you were convicted in California of a felony or certain specified misdemeanor sex offenses. If you were convicted of crimes in other state courts, you must apply for a governor’s pardon in the state in which you were convicted. If you were convicted of federal crimes, you can apply for a presidential pardon.