Help us restore the value back to the many released "nonviolent offenders" throughout the nation, who've been disenfranchised and forced to wait a extensive (15 - 20) year period before being allowed the opportunity to apply for a "Governors Pardon" or "Expungement".
Under the constitution, the President has the authority to grant pardon for federal offenses, including those adjudicated in the "United States District Courts", the "Superior Court of the District Of Columbia", and "Military Courts-Martial".
A Pardon not only adds value back to an offender. It adds value back to the very fabric of the community they reside in by bettering the offenders odds of obtaining employment opportunities, restoring their trust and ability to vote, and allowing them a fair pursuit toward happiness with a clean slate.
The President cannot pardon state criminal offenses such as, a drug offenses etc. Instead, applicants seeking "Expungement" for state criminal convictions require what is known as a "Governor's Pardon" from the governor of their state.
Interesting enough', the rules governing applicants with federal convictions states, "Applicant's must satisfy a minimum waiting period of just (5) year's, before he/she becomes eligible to apply for a "Presidential Pardon" for a federal conviction".
However, the rules governing applicant's with state criminal offenses in states such as Maryland, West Virginia and so forth, require non-violent state drug offenders with convictions such as, possession or distribution wait an extensive period of (20) years. Before the offender becomes eligible to apply for a "Governor's Pardon" even for a first time offense.
So because, of policies like this:
- I (________________________________________) agree pleading guilty to a "nonviolent" drug offense shouldn't be rewarded with a (10-20) year “Policy barrier” that obstructs, the offender from "Expungement"or "State Governors Pardon".
- Follow us via twitter: @PardonMySwag20
- What is Expungement?
- Learn your states "Governors Pardoning" Redemption Period.
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