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Board of Pardons

Overseeing all of Delaware's Pardons, Reprieves, Commutations of Sentence, and Executive Clemency.





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Psychiatric or Psychological Examinations Required by 11 Delaware Code § 4362

An incarceration for the following offenses or an incarceration for the attempt to commit any of the following offenses requires a psychiatric or a psychological examination prior to an appearance before the Board of Pardons (See Rule 9 of the Rules of the Board of Pardons): An Act Causing Death (Subpart B of Subchapter II […]

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Rules

Printable Version     Table of Contents                         CONSTITUTION OF 1897 ARTICLE VII PARDONS §1. Power of the Governor; recommendation of Board of Pardons; entry in register and submission to General Assembly Section 1. The Governor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures […]

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Procedure for Filing a Pardon Application

A pardon is an act of executive grace that completely eliminates all consequences of a conviction. However, a pardon does not remove the record of conviction. A pardon removes any further punishment and restores civil rights. A pardon does not remove the historical fact of the conviction from the state’s official arrest and conviction records; […]

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Current Board Members

         

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Meeting Calendar

The Board normally meets at 9:00 a.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, except July and August when hearings are generally on hiatus. During the months of November and December, the Board meets the third Thursday of each month due to the holidays. The Board meets at the Kent County Courthouse, Courtroom 1, 414 Federal […]

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Getting Started

What are the differences between a pardon, commutation, and an expungement? A pardon is an act of executive grace that completely eliminates all consequences of a conviction. However, a pardon does not remove the record of conviction. A pardon removes any further punishment and restores civil rights. A pardon does not remove the historical fact […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the differences between a pardon, commutation, and an expungement? A pardon is an act of executive grace that completely eliminates all consequences of a conviction. However, a pardon does not remove the record of conviction. A pardon removes any further punishment and restores civil rights. A pardon does not remove the historical […]

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How to Apply for an Expungement

If you have been convicted of a crime as an adult and have already served time for that crime, you must first apply for a pardon. If you have been granted a pardon or you have been acquitted, the charge was dismissed, or a nolle prosequi was entered, you must contact the State Bureau of […]

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Contact Us

Board of Pardons’ Meetings Kent County Courthouse Courtroom 1 (unless otherwise notified) 414 Federal Street Dover, Delaware 19901 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Board of Pardons’ Phone/Email The Board of Pardons may be contacted by phone at (302) 739-4111, Option 2, or by e-mailing pardons@state.de.us.   Board of Pardons’ Office Location Please forward any […]

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Constitutional Authority on Pardons

§ 1. Power of Governor; recommendation of Board of Pardons; entry in register and submission to General Assembly. Section 1. The Governor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures and to grant reprieves, commutations of sentence and pardons, except in cases of impeachment; but no pardon, or reprieve for more than six months, shall […]

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