Effects of a Presidential Pardon

Headnotes: 

A full and unconditional presidential pardon precludes the exercise of the authority to deport a convicted alien under 8 U.S.C. § 1251(a)(2).

A full and unconditional presidential pardon removes a state firearm disability arising as a result of a conviction of a federal crime.

A full and unconditional presidential pardon extends to the remission of restitution ordered by a court pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3551(b)–(c) as a “sanction” authorized in addition to imprisonment, probation, or a fine until such time as the restitution award is paid to the victim.

Updated July 31, 2014