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After 25+ years of California pardon and post-conviction practice, Mr. Boire charges a nominal fee of $95 to review your official criminal record and provide you with a rock solid plan and evaluation of your pardon case. He also give you an exact price for handling your case from start to finish. You can take it or leave it, but you’ll know that it is a straight forward expert legal opinion on what is best for YOU.

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Richard Glen Boire (RGB) has a national reputation as a California pardon lawyer and expert on all aspects of California expungement law. Under Governor Brown, he obtained 20 pardons for clients, restoring all rights including gun rights.

He has the honor of being admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, all California Courts of Appeal, and all California Superior Courts. His professional affiliations include the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorney’s, the NORML Legal Committee, American Bar Association, and the California Bar Association. He serves as Legal Counsel to the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics, and is on the Board of Advisors to numerous criminal justice nonprofits. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). [Verify  Mr. Boire’s 1st Class California Bar Status.]

rgb pardon lawyerMr. Boire’s legal work has received extensive media coverage, including USA Today, BBC Radio, New Scientist Magazine, Seed Magazine, Wired, VICE TV and the New York Times. He is frequently quoted in national and international publications and media.

You will not find a pardon attorney, or a law firm, more skilled or more dedicated to doing everything possible to overcome the past issues that continue to hold you back.

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  • Governor Newsom Announces His Pardon Process - Time for Action!

    Governor Newsom has made an initial announcement on how he will handle pardons applications under his tenure.

    If you applied under Governor Brown (or any previous Governor) via a direct application or via a certificate of rehabilitation and did not receive notice of a pardon grant, your application is deemed closed.

    However, it is possible to re-open your pardon or to reapply.

    The process of re-opening your pardon or reapplying varies based on your situation:

    1. If you have never applied for a pardon under Newsom or any other governor, then you must apply with a new direct application or by way of a certificate of rehabilitation.
    2. If you applied for a direct pardon under Governor Brown prior to January 7, 2016, and you did not receive a pardon grant, then you must submit a completely new direct application for pardon.
    3. If you were granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation prior to January 7, 2016, and you did not receive a pardon grant, then you must submit a completely new direct application for pardon.
    4. If you applied for a direct pardon under former Governor Brown on or after January 7, 2016, and you did not receive a pardon grant, then you may submit a re-activation request to Governor Newsom. Do not re-submit your original application or other documents unless requested to do so by the Governor’s Office or the Board of Parole Hearings.
    5. If you were granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation on or after January 7, 2016, and you did not receive a pardon grant, then you may submit a re-activation request to Governor Newsom. Do not re-submit your original certificate of rehabilitation application or other documents unless requested to do so by the Governor’s Office or the Board of Parole Hearings.

    Mr. Boire has three decades of expertise and experience in all of the above. We hope to be of service to you and your family.

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Why Pardon Law is So Complex - Some Things to Consider

  • Pardon law is a mishmash of years of competing interests, political battles, and changing court decisions.
  • There are several different paths to obtaining a pardon. It's critical that you take the correct path based on your particular circumstances.
  • Some pardons require California Supreme Court approval. Failure to plan for this while preparing your case is devastating.
  • Not all offenses are eligible for a pardon. Don't waste time or money on the impossible.
  • If you really care about restoring all your rights, don't play amateur lawyer and don't hire anyone except an expert. Not all errors can be corrected.

What's Included in Your Pardon Review & How it Works

    • Reliable Answers - Not More Confusion

      Your Pardon Case Review & Plan is personally prepared by California pardon attorney Richard Glen Boire, a nationally recognized expert on California pardons, clemency and certificates of rehabilitation Mr. Boire reviews your official criminal record, evaluates all your options, and determines the best possible strategy for success. This is presented to you in a clearly written plan along with an exact fee should you desire to have our law firm handle your case.

    • Your Official Criminal Record

      Your Pardon Case Review & Plans is based on your official criminal record (“rap sheet”) which we obtain directly from the California Department of Justice. We will instruct you on how to obtain a Livescan electronic fingerprint in your town. The Livescan is transmitted directly to the Dept. of Justice which then searches its records and releases your confidential criminal record, going back to birth. It usually arrives 24-48 hours after the Livescan.

    • Zero Headaches - No Obligation

      Once you receive Mr. Boire’s review and plan, there is no obligation, whatsoever. You can hire us to handle your pardon case, or you can take the plan to another lawyer. We simply believe that once you experience our law firm’s professionalism, expertise, and reasonable fees, you’ll positively want our law firm to prepare your pardon case and present it to the Governor.

    • A Flat Fee - 100% Applied

      The total cost is $95, plus the fee for the Livescan (see above) which is approximately $40. That’s it. No hidden fees or “surprises.” Period.

      If you like the plan and retain our law firm to handle your pardon, the entire $95 will be applied to your fee (which is detailed out in the plan).

    Congratulations!

    It was our honor to obtain 20 pardons under former Governor Brown. All rights were restored for our clients, including gun rights.

    Offenses pardoned include:

    • Felony drug offenses
    • Felony theft offenses
    • Felony fraud offenses
    • Felony weapon offenses
    • Felony driving-related offenses

    Congratulations to our clients!

    Pardon Data Points:

    • Gavin Newsom became California's 40th Governor on January 7, 2019. He is a well known liberal and criminal justice reformer.
    • Governor Brown in his second term as governor granted over 1300 pardons. The previous governor - Arnold Schwarzenegger - only granted 15 pardons, and prior to him Governor Gray Davis granted zero pardons.
    • As part of your pardon review, we will confirm whether your gun rights will be restored by a pardon - and look for any easier way to achieve your goals.
    • The total cost to review your pardon case and create a plan for you is just $95, plus the fee (~$40) for a Livescan necessary to pull your official Criminal History Record from the California DOJ.

    "Thank you! Your advice is priceless! I finally, understand what I need to do and look forward to having you help me get my gun rights back! Lets do this!"

    Dave C.
    Riverside County

    "Thank you for hanging in there and keeping on top of everything. I almost gave up hope!  I am so excited! I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family."

    D.D.
    Los Angeles County

    Get Your Record Review & Pardon Plan for Only $95

    Upon receiving your official criminal record from the California Department of Justice, it will be carefully reviewed by expert California Pardon Attorney, Richard Glen Boire, who will personally examine your record, determine what stands between you and your life goals and provide you with a professional pardon case evaluation on how to best clean up your criminal record once and for all. (He will consider all possible routes.)