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Mew Mexico- America Criminal Record Pardon Application

Application for Pardon – Get a Pardon or Expungement

Get a Pardon from your America criminal record.  What is a Pardon?  Quite simply it’s having your criminal record sealed, destroyed or cleared.  Apply for a America Criminal Record Pardon and you can keep your record your business and no one else’s business.  Your Federal or State Pardon will make your record inaccessible without your permission.


A Federal or State Pardon is referred to as a Sealed Record.  It represents a free start in life.  Whatever criminal pardon you may be seeking, a Federal or State pardon signifies that you have complied with justice and paid your debt to society.


Once your criminal record pardon, your Federal or State government pardon, is granted you will instantly gain opportunities to improve your life, your happiness.  You’ll be on the same footing with all other Americans for job opportunities that open up.  Travel becomes easier and you gain new opportunities for education and advancement.


A Waiver – An Entry Form necessary for entry into the Canada

Those individuals with a criminal record attempting to enter the Canada, without a criminal record pardon, will be denied entry.  A computer search for criminal records are made by Canadian Custom and Immigration Officers.


Pardon Services – Application for Pardon or Waiver

How to Get a Pardon – How to get a Waiver

Pardon Services file all the Federal or State paperwork for you.  Yes, you can file the papers yourself but why take the chance at not filing completely nor correctly?  For a reasonable fee a Pardon Services company will make certain that your application for pardon is properly and completely prepared.  Your Pardon Services Company will then assure that your complete and correctly filed application for pardon is forwarded to the appropriate federal or state government pardon department.  Get a pardon with the competent help of a Pardon Services company.


How to choose a Pardon Services company:

1. Call the toll free number of a Pardon Services company and speak with the well versed, knowledgeable, trained Pardon Services Agent.  The Pardon Services Agent is there to help and advise you.  The Pardon Services Agent wants to help you successfully get a government pardon.  And their Pardon Services call is toll free.

2. Be honest about your wanting a criminal record pardon or a US Waiver.  Answer their questions honestly and completely.

3. They may have a payment plan.  Ask.


Federal Pardon(s)

The President of the United Sates grants pardons under Article 11, Section 2 of the United States Government.  This power includes the power to grant pardons, conditional pardons, commutations of sentences, conditional commutations of sentences, remissions of fines and forfeitures, respites and Amnesties.

Federal pardon petitions are addressed to the President who typically refers the application for pardon for review and non-binding recommendations from the Office of the Pardon Attorney at the Department of Justice.  A Presidential Pardon can be granted at any time during the criminal’s sentence.

A Presidential pardon will restore various rights lost due to a criminal conviction.


Mew Mexico Criminal Pardon Application – State Pardon


The pardoning authority in this State is vested exclusively in the Chief Executive, as stated in Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution of New Mexico:

“Subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by law, the governor shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons, after conviction for all offenses except treason and in cases of impeachment.”

The power to pardon listed in Article V, Section 6 is an absolute power to grant release at the sole discretion of the governor unrestrained by any consideration other than his conscience, wisdom and sense of public duty.  The pardoning power extends to all offenses committed under State law, with the constitutional exceptions of impeachments or treason, but does not include convictions for violations of municipal ordinances.  The governor will not consider a case where there was successful completion of a deferred sentence, since a dismissal order under Section 31-20-9, NMSA 1978 is intended to restore citizenship rights and the right to bear arms.

The governor may, in his discretion, refer requests for executive clemency to the Parole Board for investigation and recommendation including victim impact statement.  It should be noted that no form of executive clemency allows arrest records nor records of pardoned offenses to be expunged.



Forms of executive clemency available for applicants still incarcerated are pardon, commutation of sentence, conditional release, and reprieve.  For applicants no longer incarcerated, only pardon to restore civil rights and the right to bear arms will be considered.

A. Full Pardon

When the governor grants a pardon, the pardoned person is restored to the rights of citizenship he or she enjoyed prior to conviction.  Any prison term that has not been completed is void.  Applicants seeking restoration of the right to bear arms must specifically request this when applying for a pardon; otherwise, it will not be considered.  Applicants must then wait an additional year to apply for the right to bear arms.

Section 30-7-16 NMSA 1978 provides that it is unlawful for a person convicted of a felony to receive, transport or possess any destructive device or firearm for ten years after conviction.  The governor may, in appropriate cases; release a person from the provisions of this section if the conviction is a New Mexico conviction, but not a conviction under the laws of the United States or another state.  (See AG Opinion #92-09) A full pardon directed at providing outright release from incarceration will be considered in cases of  wrongful conviction only after all appeals have been exhausted, and when

new facts have been presented which so clearly attest to wrongful conviction as to be uncontested by prosecuting authorities involved in the original action.  An affidavit from prosecuting authorities and the presiding judge certifying its validity must accompany the request for pardon on these grounds.


Commutation of Sentence

A commutation of sentence is a reduction in the punishment that was imposed by the Court.  The governor may, at his discretion, reduce a sentence, either in part or all, allowing the applicant to be released by the Parole Board before his or her regular date of discharge.

Commutation of sentence will normally be considered only in cases of unusual

meritorious service.

Examples of unusual meritorious service includes saving the life of a

Corrections Department member or inmate, assistance in stopping an

insurrection which threatens the administration’s control of an institution,

and risk of life or serious bodily harm in attempting to secure or securing

the release of a hostage.

Requests for clemency for unusual meritorious service must be

accompanied by an affidavit from the supervising authorities certifying as

to the validity of the meritorious service.  A recommendation for

commutation by the supervising authorities will also be required.


Conditional Release

A conditional release is a form of executive clemency by which an inmate is released by the governor from incarceration subject to parole conditions.  This release is automatically voided upon a breach of the conditions of parole and the individual is subject to re-arrest and return to Corrections Department custody to continue serving his or her sentence.  Conditional release will be considered only in cases of extreme personal hardship.


Situations of personal hardship, which may merit executive clemency consideration, include:

1. An illness, which may result in death within two to four months.

Recommendations by supervising administrative and medical authorities and

the Adult Parole Board will be required.

2. A medical hardship of a magnitude that it causes extreme physical limitations

and/or acute pain and suffering to the inmate and cannot be adequately treated

by prison medical staff.  In determining if an inmate’s illness constitutes an

added burden to the institution, medical authorities, must be specific about the

limitations placed on them by the inmate’s illness and also provide specific

information on the future care of the inmate should clemency be granted.

3. Sexual offenders, multi-felony offenders, and violent offenders will not be

considered for conditional release. Normal hardships of imprisonment such as job and reputation loss, separation from or illness in the family, and financial problems are not “extreme personal hardships” that merit consideration.



A reprieve is a form of temporary relief, that is, a postponement of punishment.  A reprieve does not affect the sentence but merely delays or defers the execution of the sentence to the time specified. Reprieve is an act of executive clemency extended to a prisoner to afford him or her an opportunity to procure some amelioration of the sentence imposed.  If such relief is not secured prior to the time specified in the grant for clemency, then the original sentence and punishment are given full force and effect.

Reprieve is generally reserved for emergency situations, and the governor on its

individual merit will consider each case immediately.

As with other forms of executive clemency, the governor may request the Parole Board (the attorney general, or corrections secretary) for a recommendation.

Pardon to restore civil rights following discharge from supervision

A pardon restores the rights of citizenship a convicted felon enjoyed prior to conviction, excluding the right to bear arms unless otherwise stated.  However, the pardon only removes the disabilities imposed by the State of New Mexico, such as the right to vote and hold public office; this pardon does not remove disabilities imposed by the federal statute, and although a pardon restores citizenship rights, it does not allow for the police, prosecutors, or court records to be expunged.  Inasmuch as a pardon restores citizenship rights, proof of ability to act as a responsible person is a condition for favorable consideration.  To assist the recommending authorities in the evaluation process, applicants should include any significant achievements, such as employment and educational accomplishments; provide evidence of good citizenship and details about charitable and civic activities or other contributions made to the community.

These guidelines apply to all applicants requesting a pardon. Ordinarily, pardon requests for misdemeanors, DWI, multiple felony convictions, sexual offenses and violent offenses or physical abuse involving minor children will not be

granted.  However, this does not preclude anyone from applying to the governor for clemency.

1. Pardon to restore lost civil rights will be considered only after the applicant has been released from supervision, in accordance with the time frames referenced below.

2. The applicant must be self-supporting and show evidence of support.  Due regard will be given to consistent employment history, lack of criminal record since discharge; including municipal, state and federal offenses.

3. The applicant must remain arrest free for the following periods of time before the application can be considered.

a. An applicant originally convicted of a fourth-degree felony, who received

a satisfactory discharge from supervision, will be eligible (5) five years

after discharge.  An unsatisfactory discharge from supervision will require

an additional (2) two years for a total of (7) seven years following


b. An applicant originally convicted of a third-degree felony, who receives a

satisfactory discharge from supervision, will be eligible (6) six years from

discharge.  An unsatisfactory discharge from supervision will require an

additional (2) two years for a total of (8) eight years following discharge.

c. An applicant originally convicted of a second-degree felony, who receives

a satisfactory discharge from parole supervision, will be eligible (7) seven

years from discharge.  An unsatisfactory discharge from supervision will

require an additional (2) two years for a total of (9) nine years following


d. An applicant originally convicted of a first-degree felony, who receives a

satisfactory discharge from parole supervision, will be eligible (8) eight

years after discharge.  An unsatisfactory discharge from supervision will

require an additional (2) two years for a total of (10) ten years following





1. Copies of this policy shall be provided upon request.

2. Applicants will address their requests to the governor and identify the type

of clemency (i.e., pardon, commutation of sentence, conditional release)

for which they wish to be considered, along with their reasons for such


3. The governor may refer requests for executive clemency to the Parole

Board for investigation and recommendation.

4. The Parole Board will examine the request to determine if it meets the

criteria for consideration set forth in these guidelines.  If it does not, the

board will notify the applicant and the governor, and no further action will

be taken.  If the applicant meets the criteria of these guidelines, the Parole

Board, in turn, will call for a field investigation by the Corrections


In cases where the applicant is still incarcerated, a request for appropriate

reports and case materials will be directed to the Warden of the facility or

institution holding the applicant to await action by the Chief Classification


5. The Parole Board may also request the sentencing judge and/or

prosecuting attorney involved in the particular case to provide pertinent

input, including a recommendation for or against executive clemency.

6. The Parole Board will review the reports from the Corrections Department

and all other material available to them, then submit a summary report

with their recommendation to the governor.

7. After reviewing all the reports, other materials and recommendations

provided, the governor will decide whether to grant executive clemency or


8.  The decision of the governor is final.

9. If an applicant is denied executive clemency, the applicant is not eligible

to reapply until (4) four years following the date of the application.  When

a change of administration takes place, applicants who were denied

clemency by the former administration are eligible to reapply (2) two

years after the date of the original application.

10. The governor may exercise discretion in reviewing clemency applications

earlier or later than these guidelines permit.


An expungement of a record shall mean that a person can deny the convictions and existence of a record.

Definition of Expungement: means that:
(1) The affected criminal records shall be sealed;
(2) The proceedings to which the criminal record(s) refers shall be deemed not to have occurred;
(3) The person granted an Expungement of her/his criminal record(s) may properly represent that no record exists regarding the matter expunged.

Who is Eligible for a Federal or State Government Pardon?

When you apply for a pardon you must have completed the following requirements:

1. You must have completed your sentence including any and all parole   requirements

2. You must have paid any and all fines related to your case

3. You must have paid any and all financial penalties related to your case

4. You must have completed your probation period

5. You must have served any waiting time

6. You must have demonstrated that you are a law-abiding citizen

7. There may be other criteria in your case


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