February 5, 2018 By Paul Wallin


Gov. Brown Issues 132 Governor’s Pardons for Christmas. Could You Be Pardoned Next?

California Governor Brown has issued more than 1,000 pardons since taking office in 2011. Each year, he has announced dozens of pardons around Easter and Christmas. On Dec. 23, Gov. Brown continued his tradition by granting 132 pardons in time for Christmas, including one client represented by Wallin & Klarich.

With Gov. Brown’s time in office coming to a close soon, you should contact our law firm now to help you apply for a Governor’s Pardon immediately.

Governor Brown Pardons 132 People

Among Gov. Brown’s 132 recent pardons were two Cambodian refugees who were on the verge of deportation. The pardoned immigrants now have a path to seek to reopen their cases in immigration court.

The majority of the people who were pardoned had been convicted of drug-related or other non-violent crimes. Gov. Brown said that the pardons were issued to people who had completed their sentences and had lived a crime-free life for at least 10 years.

What Does a Governor’s Pardon Do?

If you have been convicted of a crime, the conviction could impact you for the rest of your life. However, obtaining a Governor’s Pardon could reduce the impact of your conviction.

Obtaining a Governor’s Pardon could have the following benefits for you:

  • Restore your right to own or possess a firearm
  • End your requirement to register as a sex offender under California Penal Code Section 290
  • Allow you to be considered for appointment as a county probation officer or state parole agent
  • Allow you to serve on a jury trial

You will also be able to tell potential employers that your conviction has been pardoned by the governor due to the fact that you have been an upstanding, law-abiding citizen, which could lead to more job opportunities.

Why You Should Apply for a Governor’s Pardon Now

From 1991 through 2010, California governors Pete Wilson, Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger only granted 15 pardons combined. Gov. Brown has issued 1,059 pardons since 2011. It is clear that now may be the best time ever to apply for a Governor’s Pardon.

However, Gov. Brown’s time in office will soon come to a close. He only has one Easter and one Christmas left before his term as governor ends. You should contact our experienced pardon attorneys at Wallin & Klarich to discuss submitting a pardon application before Gov. Brown leaves office at the end of 2018.

Contact Wallin & Klarich for Help Applying for a Governor’s Pardon Today

Do you wish to end the negative effects that your criminal conviction is having on your life? You should consider applying for a Governor’s Pardon. The best time to apply for a pardon is now while Gov. Brown is still in office. That is why you should contact our skilled post-conviction relief lawyers to help you submit a pardon application.

At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled criminal defense attorneys have been successfully helping clients obtain post-conviction relief for more than 40 years. Let us help you now.

With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, Los Angeles and San Diego, you can find an experienced Wallin & Klarich post-conviction relief attorney available near you no matter where you work or live.

Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your case. We will be there when you call.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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