Robert Callahan & Associates is pleased to announce Governor Pritzker granted the clemency petition of SV.
In the late 1970s, SV was convicted of Unlawful Possession of more than 500 grams of Cannabis, which was a Class 2 felony. Though SV was growing a substance that is now legal in Illinois, the conviction significantly impacted his life. His status as a convicted felon made running a business difficult, if not impossible. He was unable to find a business partner and was rejected for numerous business licenses. When he contacted us to apply for a Governor's Pardon, SV wanted to change career paths and open a Gaming Lounge & Parlor.
His conviction prevented this from happening. The only way to pursue this new business opportunity was to obtain a Pardon. That’s when SV first contacted the experts at Robert Callahan & Associates. After extensive interviews, research, and numerous drafts, our office filed SV’s petition and represented him at the Governor’s hearing. It is with extreme pride and pleasure that we can today report our efforts were successful. His Clemency petition was granted. He has now begun to move on with his new life and business.