What is a Connecticut Pardon?

A pardon is an absolute erasure of your criminal record in Connecticut. If you are successfully granted an absolute pardon, you may truthfully swear under oath that you have never been arrested or convicted of a crime in the State of Connecticut.

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible to apply if it has been…

  • 3 years post-conviction of your last misdemeanor conviction
  • 5 years post-conviction of your last felony conviction
  • You are not on probation or parole
  • You have not had any cases nolled within the last 13 months
  • You do not have any pending cases
  • You do not have any outstanding court fees/fines

Who Grants a Pardon?

The Connecticut Board of Pardons & Paroles is a state agency (with the support of the State of CT Department of Corrections) that possesses the authority to grant pardons for criminal convictions in the State of Connecticut.

What are the first steps to apply for a Connecticut pardon?

One of the first steps in applying for a CT pardon is to get your official criminal background (“rap sheet”) from the State. To do this, you must get fingerprinted (you can go to any local police department) and then submit your fingerprints with the appropriate form and $75.00 to the State. Once that is processed, your official criminal background will be generated.

How many character reference letters do I need?

The application requires a minimum of 3 (three) character reference forms.

How else does Ferry Law assist in my pardon application?

The CT pardon application is very detailed- the Board requires detailed information about you, your education, work history, substance abuse and/or mental health treatment, and detailed accounts of the circumstances surrounding the arrest(s) that led to conviction(s), among other areas. Ferry Law helps obtain your DOC (Department of Corrections) file, verification of substance abuse and/or mental health treatment, obtain police reports, required certified letters from probation, and more. Some, but not all, pardon applications require a full hearing in front of the Board. Ferry Law is regularly heard in front of the Board of Pardons & Paroles.

Ferry Law has successfully helped numerous individuals be granted full pardons with convictions ranging from simple misdemeanors to some of the most serious felonies.

Call or text us today at 860-827-0880 to learn more and for a free consult to discuss your pardon application!