A person convicted of a federal offense may apply for a presidential pardon. 28 CFR Part I specifies the rules governing petitions for obtaining presidential pardons. You may contact the Pardon Attorney’s Office at the U.S. Department of Justice to inquire about the procedures for obtaining a presidential pardon.
A person convicted of a state offense may contact the State Attorney General’s Office in the state of their conviction for information concerning the availability of expungements, set asides, pardons and civil rights restoration.
[18 U.S.C. 921(a)(20) and (a)(33); 27 CFR 478.11 and 478.142]