Mesa Criminal Appeals Attorney Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe &
the East Valley
Executive clemency is a power vested in the President and the state Governor
to pardon a convicted individual, commute a sentence, or reduce a sentence.
In federal criminal cases, the President has executive clemency to intercede
on behalf of a person convicted of a crime. In state convictions, clemency
rests with the discretion of the Governor. Many reasons exist for a Governor
or a President to exercise their power of executive clemency. New evidence
may arise creating doubt about the guilt of the convicted individual or
significant doubt may already exist.
Clemency could also be extended to an individual with an excessive sentence
that does not match the crime committed. In cases where an excessive sentence
may have been imposed, a prisoner may have his or her sentence commuted
(shortened), often to time already served in prison. Extremely ill inmates
and elderly prisoners may also receive clemency. To learn more about executive
clemency and to discuss your case, contact our
Mesa criminal appeals lawyer today.
Filing a Petition for Executive Clemency or Commutation
Attorney Buckallew has extensive knowledge regarding the process involved in executive clemency
matters. He will fight on your behalf to achieve any possible reprieve
that may be available to you. The strength of your petition can in some
cases rely on the knowledge and skill of your defense attorney so it is
very important to hire an attorney with the experience necessary to successfully
petition your case.
Contact a Mesa criminal appeals attorney today. Call (480) 630-2480 now.
Initial case evaluations are free.
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