Florida and Federal Commutation of Sentence
A commutation of sentence is a form of clemency relief that is typically sought following the exhaustion of other forms of criminal appellate relief such as direct appeals, post-conviction motions, etc. It is an application asking the Governor of the State of Florida for Florida convictions or the President of the United States for Federal convictions to reduce or commute a prisoner’s sentence. It is often an individual’s final opportunity at freedom.
Just as with other forms of Florida and Federal Clemency relief, there is a specific process that needs to be taken in order to properly seek a commutation of sentence. On a state level in Florida, an opportunity for a commutation of sentence will only be granted by following the proper steps in accordance with Florida Clemency rules set forth by the Office of Executive Clemency in Tallahassee, Florida. For petitions seeking a federal commutation of sentence, relief will only be granted by following the proper steps in accordance with the rules and eligibility requirements set forth by the Office of the Pardon Attorney in Washington, D.C.
Thus, it goes without saying that having representation that can guide and ensure that your application for a Florida or Federal Commutation of Sentence is as strong as possible may be a determining factor when seeking these forms of Florida state and Federal clemency relief.
The selection of the best clemency attorney for your particular needs is an important choice, and Foundation Legal, P.A. is happy to answer any questions that you may have. Whether these questions relate to the restoration of your basic civil rights, restoration of your voting rights, the specific authority to use and own a firearm or the restoration of your gun rights, a Florida or Federal pardon, or a Florida or Federal commutation of sentence, Foundation Legal, P.A. is here for you.
For further information related to any of the avenues listed above or how Foundation Legal can assist you, please contact us.