Posted by Queenette Echefu, MLK Fellow on August 17, 2020
A pardon is an order by the Governor which relieves one or all legal consequences of a conviction and restores the individual to a position as if they had never been convicted. This means a criminal record should no longer stand in the way of applying for a job, apartment, loan, or anything else one might need. Some people characterize a pardon as an act of forgiveness by the Governor.
These times are trying and scary for all of us. Many also have the additional fear that they can no longer maintain payments to the landlord or mortgage company, and have to live with the unknown as to how much longer they will be able to maintain a roof over their head. Pennsylvania has received funding to assist those impacted by COVID-19 with rent and mortgage relief.
Posted by Brittany M. Randall, Esq. on April 23, 2020
While social distancing and stay-at-home orders are the best defense against the spread of COVID-19, these same public health precautions can lead to increases in Domestic Violence and violations of child custody and PFA orders.