This guide is to give you insight into the restoration of rights in Colorado.
Executive (Governor's) Pardon
The pardon power rests with the Governor on state convictions, except in cases of treason or impeachment.The Colorado State Constitution gives the state legislature the power to regulate the manner of applying, and the Governor must report to the legislature on all pardon grants.
Am I eligible for a pardon?
Pardon applications are usually not accepted until at least ten years have elapsed since the COMPLETION of your sentence. Obviously, convictions under federal law or the law of another state are not eligible to be pardoned by a COLORADO Governor.According to the Governor's Office only a handful of pardons have been granted in recent years. Once you have completed the application it must be sent to the District Attorney and the court for there position regarding the Pardon Application. The District Attorney and court only have ten days to comment on the application.
I received a pardon. So now what?
Congratulations you are amongst a fortunate few who have been successful in obtaining a Gubernatorial Pardon. Your firearm privileges have been retored. The pardon also lifts legal disabilities, including employment disqualifications, and is likely to improve your ability to get a job.
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Contact the Governor's Executive Chambers for more information.
Executive Chambers, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203-1792. (303) 866-2471
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