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Last Updated on: 20th October 2023, 08:45 pm
As a lawyer who has worked on federal clemency and pardon cases, I wanted to provide some insights into how these processes work and what factors lawyers consider when advising clients.
Clemency is the constitutionally-authorized power of the President to grant mercy or leniency in the form of a pardon, commutation of sentence, reprieve, or remission of fines and forfeitures. It’s an important check on the judicial system that allows the President to show mercy in appropriate cases. Statistics show that while thousands apply, only a few hundred are granted each year.
The Office of the Pardon Attorney in the Department of Justice assists the President in the exercise of executive clemency. They review clemency applications and provide recommendations. The final decision rests with the President.
There are two main types of clemency:
Other forms like reprieves and remissions are rarely used nowadays.
In my experience, clients typically seek clemency for a few reasons:
Many clients have unrealistic expectations about the likelihood of success. I explain that clemency is rare and they should temper their hopes. Recent administrations grant only a fraction of petitions, focusing on particular policy goals or miscarriages of justice.
A good clemency petition must make two showings:
To show merit, we gather evidence of rehabilitation, remorse, good conduct in prison, family responsibilities, health conditions, or unfair treatment. Letters of support from prosecutors, judges, or victims can be influential. I advise clients to take responsibility and show changed behavior.
Next, we explain how clemency would further the President’s goals like correcting injustices, reducing overcrowding, or showing mercy to certain groups. Tying the client’s story to administration policies is key.
It’s also essential to follow the Office of the Pardon Attorney’s rules exactly. Any errors or omissions will sink the petition.
Here are the typical steps in a federal commutation of sentence case:
This process takes 1-2 years minimum. The wait is frustrating for desperate families. I warn clients that clemency is never guaranteed, even with a strong case.
For clients who already served their sentence, a pardon can relieve civil disabilities and the stigma of a conviction. Pardons restore rights like voting, jury service and gun ownership.
These petitions highlight contributions to society since release, like steady employment, community service, and family responsibilities. We must convince the President the individual deserves forgiveness and a second chance.
The downside is that pardons require a 5-year waiting period after release. The process still takes 18-24 months from application to decision.
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