Rebuilding one's life after a criminal conviction in Roanoke can certainly be an uphill battle, yet not necessarily one that cannot be won provided one knows the correct steps to take. The restoration of one's right own a firearm again can be a part of that victory, but only in select circumstances. One of those would be if one were to be pardoned under the state's Constitution.
A pardon may seem to be a simple thing; those who are granted one are, in essence, "forgiven" of whatever criminal activity they were convicted of. According to the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, however, there are actually three types of pardons:
- Simple pardons
- Conditional pardons
- Absolute pardons