Cuomo Grants First-Ever Conditional Pardons to Over 100 New Yorkers

Cuomo Grants First-Ever Conditional Pardons to Over 100 New Yorkers


Cuomo Grants First-Ever Conditional Pardons to Over 100 New Yorkers

More than 100 New Yorkers convicted of non-violent crimes when they were minors and who have since lived crime-free for ten years or more were granted conditional pardons on Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  However, there’s a catch: the pardon will be withdrawn in the event that the person is reconvicted of a crime. 

It marks the first time any Governor has granted conditional pardons and is intended to give people who committed non-violent felonies or misdemeanors when they were 16 or 17, a chance to live up to their full potential without the stigma of a criminal record.

Any person eligible for a conditional pardon can apply through the Governor’s website:  www.ny.gov and click on the clemency link to apply.  Applicants undergo a careful screening process and agency staff will make a recommendation to the Governor to grant a pardon if:

     · The person was 16 or 17 at the time they committed the crime for

     which they were convicted.

     · At least 10 years have passed since the person was either

     convicted of the crime, or released from a period of incarceration

     for that crime, if applicable.

     · The person has been conviction-free since that time.

     · The person was convicted of a misdemeanor or a non-violent felony.

     · The person was not originally convicted of a sex offense.

     · The person is currently a New York State resident.

     · The person has paid taxes on any income.

     · The person is a productive member of his or her community, meaning

     that the individual is working, looking for work, in school or

     legitimately unable to work.

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Source: Finger Lakes Daily News
Cuomo Grants First-Ever Conditional Pardons to Over 100 New Yorkers

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