The NY Daily News reported Wednesday that Lawrence Tynes, the kicker for the New York Giant, is seeking a pardon for his brother. His brother is currently serving a 27 year Federal prison sentence for drug distribution. The hope is that President Bush will include the pardon as part of those anticipated prior to his departure from office.
Where an individual is seeking relief from a Federal conviction, an expungement is not permissible. Federal law does not provide for expungement but does allow for pardon. The process is extremely involved and pardons are only granted on a limited basis. An attorney experienced in expungement and Federal pardon is an absolute must if an individual is going to have any probability of success in our view.