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Pardons in Delaware

Forgiving Your Criminal Charges

Have you been convicted of a criminal offense? If you have been convicted there are options that you may explore to receive leniency on your sentence. One option is to follow up with the Governor’s office to possibly receive a pardon.

A pardon is at the discretion of the state’s governor and effectively forgives an individual of a specific crime, removing all penalties and/or punishments associated with this crime. In addition, receiving a pardon prevents all legal branches from prosecuting said individual with the same crime at a later date.

The process required to submit a pardon in Delaware is as follows:

  • Complete an application with the Board of Pardons, applications and more detailed instructions can be found here.
  • The application must be filled out online, printed, and then submitted by mail. NO handwritten applications will be accepted.
  • You will be notified by mail at the beginning of the month that you requested if your case will be seen.
  • Pardons are reviewed on a first come first serves basis, so the date you requested may not be available.

After the case for your pardon is heard by the Board of Pardons, the board will deliberate and send a recommendation to the Governor’s office. However, it is IMPORTANT to note that the Governor does NOT have to accept the recommendation of the board and can decide to NOT grant a pardon. These decisions are made on a case by case basis and it is entirely up to the Governor’s judgment whether a pardon will be issued.

Fighting for Your Future

Do not give up on your future, contact our experienced attorneys today. At the Law Office of Michael Abram, our attorneys practice only criminal defense and you will benefit from the fruits of these labors. With over 30 years of combined legal experience our firm will prepare you for your hearing and ensure that you attain the best possible outcome.

Contact us today for more information and to begin the pardon process.

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Fighting for Your Best Interest
  • Dismissed Dealing Marijuana, and DUI

    Originally charged with drug Dealing Marijuana, and DUI. Was able to get the drug dealing charges reduced at preliminary hearing, then trial followed. At trial was able to keep out the radar evidence in this case and the state was not able to prove Reasonable Articulable Suspicion for the stop, all charges dismissed.

  • Not Guilty DUI

    A suppression motion granted for no probable cause, kept out the portable breathe test on foundation.

  • Dismissed DUI

    DUI attempting to convict Mr. Abram's client for drug use - successfully argued that the state forensic chemist was not qualified to testify to the effects of the substance and the state failed to comply with expert discovery.

  • Dismissed DUI

    Held a suppression hearing after the client was pulled over for not having his headlights on. Mr. Abram successfully argued that the state did not have probable cause to make an arrest.

  • Dismissed DUI

    Officer stopped the Defendant for Speeding, was able to show that the Defendant performed well on his field tests and that the officer did not properly administer all of the field tests, no probable cause for arrest, case dismissed.

  • Dismissed DUI
  • Dismissed DUI

    DUI arrest. Was able to successfully argue that after the performance of field tests the officer lacked probable cause to make the arrest for DUI, case dismissed.

  • Not Guilty DUI

    DUI arrest. Driver was stopped for running a stop sign, it was successfully argued that the state could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt the Defendant was under the influence of alcohol, not guilty DUI.

  • Dismissed DUI

    Originally convicted of DUI in Justice of the Peace Court, case was appealed to Court of Common pleas and the court found no probable cause for the arrest for DUI, case dismissed.

  • Dismissed DUI

    DUI case. Case was voluntarily dismissed by the State following a motion filed by the defense challenging the validity of the stop in this case, the Defendant was not required to appear for trial.

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