Free Pardon Applications

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (Democrat) has now signed more than twice as many pardons as any other Pennsylvania governor in modern times.  Rendell, who leaves office next month, has granted 1,059 pardons and may add more in the final weeks.

The previous record for pardons in Pennsylvania was held Governor Milton Shapp (Democrat) who granted 475 pardons.  Shapp served as governor from 1971 to 1979.

Rendell comes from a law enforcement background as he is a former district attorney and mayor of Philadelphia.   Many of the pardons come with the common condition that the pardon is revoked if the person is convicted of another crime.

Written by Mathew Higbee, Esq

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  1. susan thee says:

    how long do you have to be off probation before you can get your record expunged?

    • Mathew Higbee, Esq says:

      Please post your question in the Forum section.

      • John R. Fisher says:

        Our part Governor gave over 1000 pardons the start of this year. Is there any Web site or place I can check to see if Just by the luck of god that my nane was included in these pardons. Even the attorney who filed this paperwork for me has no idea where to find a list of the people who recieved these pardons. Once again thank you.

      • Daniel says:

        Pardoning convicted mreuerdrs with life sentences is one thing; and I’m completely against that. Also, I believe in a rigorously enforced death penalty for capital crimes. So those 4 pardons I disagree with as he wipes clean slates that should have been dispensed with by executions. Of the 204 other pardons – all involving men who had already paid their debts to society, and were living as free men, at least one sexual offender is included. What he did is unclear. If he was some 19-year-old who had consensual sex with an underage 15-year-old who lied about her age – pardoned him. If it’s some creature who likes sex with little children – why didn’t he get life? Real sex offenders really shouldn’t ever see the light of day again. Of course, these few problematic exceptions among the pardons is what the liberal media is so fixated with, thus giving the public the few that all 208 pardons are similarly flawed. They are not. I firmly believe that after an offender has paid his or her death to society he or she should be allowed to move on with their lives. If they have not reoffending in 10 years then they should have the opportunity to get their records expunged.Al BloomfieldOcala, Florida USA

  2. John R. Fisher says:

    How do you get the list of the 1158 pardons given in PA in 2011. I have tried several things. I did all the paperwork through an attorney about 2 1/2 years ago and never was granted a hearing yet. Thank you for yout help on this.

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