Louisiana Pardon/Expungement Process

The responsibility of granting pardons in the state of Louisiana falls on the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The board will hold hearings at the First Circuit Court of Appeals building in Baton Rouge. Written notice of the hearing will be sent to victims at least 30 days in advance. Victims can testify via telephone from the local District Attorney’s office, however arrangements do need to be made in advance. Offenders are not transported to testify directly but can testify from a local facility. Supporters and opponents are able to testify directly. Both the docket and the docket outcomes are posted on the board’s website.

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