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Category Archives: Pardons and Clemency

GOV. PRITZKER PARDONS OUR CLIENT’S STOLEN VEHICLE & FORGERY FELONY CONVICTIONS

By Tamara Holder |

Illinois Governor Pritzker recently granted our client clemency, in the form of a pardon with the authorization to expunge, for his felony forgery and felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle convictions. Since these convictions, almost 25 years ago, our client has married, become a father, gone to college and graduate school, and become… Read More »

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PRISON SENTENCE COMMUTED BY GOV. J.B. PRITZKER

By Tamara Holder |

April 7, 2020 Today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker granted clemency for our client and commuted his sentence. He’s going home! Our client was just 14 years old when he was charged as an adult for a gun-sale-gone-bad involving his adult cousin and a man who was attempting to purchase an illegal firearm. He was… Read More »

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Pardon Granted! Domestic Battery, Fleeing and Eluding Police

By Tamara Holder |

On January 19, 2019, outgoing Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner granted our client clemency. This client was just one of 30 pardons granted by Governor Rauner. (Another client also received clemency in this batch!) Our client was convicted of two offenses: Fleeing and eluding a police officer, 40 years prior, and, domestic battery, 20 years… Read More »

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FINALLY! Incoming Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Will Grant Pardons

By Tamara Holder |

For 8 years, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker refused to pardon a single person. A pardon is an executive act of forgiveness. Governor Walker did not believe in second chances. In an interview with Madison radio station WKOW, Governor Evers said, “We will get that board up and running and utilize the constitutional authority that… Read More »

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Tamara Holder’s clients receive clemency from Governor Bruce Rauner

By Tamara Holder |

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner granted clemency, in the form of a pardon with authorization to expunge, to two of Tamara Holder’s clients today! Both clients had retained Ms. Holder for their initial filings and both were denied by then-Governor Pat Quinn. One client was convicted of Burglary in the 80’s. Another client was convicted… Read More »

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