Connecticut Pretrial Diversionary Programs

Dealing with the criminal justice system is often a frightening experience. Part of this is by design. The idea is the unpleasant experience will hopefully serve as a deterrent for crime. However, the criminal justice system also seeks to rehabilitate. Connecticut has set up a variety of pretrial diversionary programs to achieve this goal. While …

Am I Eligible for a Pardon? What Relief Should I Seek?

Pardons can give you a second chance at a clean slate.  In Connecticut, all pardon applications go to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Board can grant:   Absolute PardonCertificate of EmployabilityClemency Absolute pardon is a complete erasure of your criminal record. You may apply for an absolute pardon five years from the date of …