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Applying for a Pardon in Arizona

Not all cases are eligible for expungement; however, there is another option that may be benficial. Seeking a pardon in the state where your conviction occurred may the best solution to receive criminal record relief.

In order to apply for a pardon, there are certain requirements that may need to be met and certain application procedures. This information can be found in great detail at

If you are applying for a pardon in Arizona, below you will find the eligibility requirements and process for applying.

To be eligible:

  • Must have an Arizona Felony case
  • If you were sentenced to life imprisonment as a result of a serious profit-making drug offense or if you are currently service a life sentence for a serious offense, you must have served at least 25 years in prison

To apply:

  • Request an Application Form either by:
    • Calling the Board of Executive Clemency at 602-542-5656 or writing to:
      1645 W. Jefferson St., Suite 101
      Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Prepare Supporting Documents to show the factual details of your conviction:
  • Such documents include: fingerprints, criminal record history, a personal statement, letters of reference signed by a notary, and general life history (such as family, employment, education, health, etc.).
  • Send Application Form and Supporting Documents to:
    • 645 W. Jefferson St., Suite 101
      Phoenix, AZ 85007