Aside from whatever immediate sentence is handed down from a judge to the convicted, a criminal conviction has the potential to foreclose many opportunities later in life. Whether it was an arrest, a juvenile adjudication, an adult conviction, or all of the above, those prior events are recorded on your criminal record. Such blemishes can prevent you from being hired for a job, cause you to be denied college financial aid, as well as cause a denial of an application for a license for many professions.
A pardon will restore any civil rights that you lost as a result of the conviction. An expungement will seal the arrest and any resulting conviction from any public view from any person or entity that searches for your record.
I have the experience and knowledge to represent you if you are interested in seeking a Pardon or Expungement.