When New Mexico charges you with a criminal offense, your defense attorney is the only thing standing between you and potential incarceration. The lawyer who assists with your defense could help prove your innocence and secure your freedom, or they could make massive...
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Why can the president offer pardons?
Presidential pardons have been a part of the United States justice system almost since the beginning, starting in 1789. These powers have been used many times. For instance, FDR pardoned nearly 3,000 people while he was in office – though he did serve for four terms,...
What’s the difference between commutation and a pardon?
A person who’s been convicted of a federal crime might be looking at considerable time behind bars. Some might maintain that they shouldn’t have to serve their entire sentence. Others may admit that they committed the crime, but might be truly sorry for the situation....