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Board of Pardons

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





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Mental Health 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 mental health examination prior to an appearance before the Board of Pardons (See Rule 9 of the Rules of the Board of Pardons). While every effort has been made to completely and accurately include […]



Procedure for Filing a Pardon Application

A pardon is an act of executive grace. Except as otherwise provided by the Delaware Constitution, or expressly by any provision of the Delaware Code or any court rule, an unconditional pardon fully restores all civil rights to the person pardoned. Such civil rights include, but are not limited to, the right to vote, the […]



Getting Started

What are the differences between a pardon, commutation, and an expungement? A pardon is an act of executive grace. Except as otherwise provided by the Delaware Constitution, or expressly by any provision of the Delaware Code or any court rule, an unconditional pardon fully restores all civil rights to the person pardoned. Such civil rights […]



Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the differences between a pardon, commutation, and an expungement? A pardon is an act of executive grace. Except as otherwise provided by the Delaware Constitution, or expressly by any provision of the Delaware Code or any court rule, an unconditional pardon fully restores all civil rights to the person pardoned. Such civil […]



How to Apply for an Expungement

To determine whether you are eligible for an expungement under 11 Del. Code § 4371 – 4375, you must contact the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). If you are eligible, SBI will provide you with a letter with further instructions. If you are not eligible, you will be directed to apply for a pardon. Juvenile […]



Forms

Pardon Forms: Pardon Application Packet(Contains all of the Pardon forms listed below) A list of the individual forms contained in the pardon application packet: Affidavit of Mailing Application Cover Sheet Biographical Information Checklist Criminal History Review Form Reasons for Seeking a Pardon Request a Hearing by Telephone due to Hardship Summary of Offense(s) Commutation Forms: […]



About the Board of Pardons

The Board of Pardons makes recommendations to the Governor for pardons, reprieves, commutations of sentence, and executive clemency. The Governor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures and to grant reprieves, commutations of sentence and pardons, except in cases of impeachment, upon the recommendation in writing of a majority of the Board of Pardons […]




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