Many individuals believe that once they have been convicted of a wildlife offense, there is no longer the need for an attorney because nothing further can be done with regard to the conviction. However, the wildlife attorneys at Feldmann Nagel Cantafio & Song PLLC may be able to assist you with post-conviction remedies. One such remedy is a Governor's pardon.
Most states have a provision in their Constitution which provides for something similar to the following: "The governor shall have the power to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons after conviction for all offenses except treason." A Governor's pardon may be granted to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and constructive behavior since the time of their convictions. If the Governor grants the applicant a pardon, the applicant will have his or her firearm privileges restored. Additionally, a pardon lifts legal disabilities, including employment disqualifications. If you have been convicted under a federal law, then the pardon you should seek is a presidential pardon. However, the procedures necessary in order to apply for a Governor's pardon or a Presidential pardon are somewhat complex, and the attorneys at FNBW can ensure that you properly complete all requisites in order to seek a pardon for any wildlife convictions you may currently have on your record.