Sheldon, Flood, & Haywood, PLC
Pardons and clemency require experience. Jon Sheldon, council member of the criminal law section of the Virgina State Bar and chair of the bar’s annual Capital Defense Workshop, is an expert in the clemency process. The political environment is better than it has ever been for an applicant seeking a pardon, a grant of clemency. In Virginia there have been grants of over 150 simple pardons and over 20 conditional pardons in the past several years, as well as other forms of commutation. By guiding clients through the process and approaching the request as a campaign rather than a static document, our firm has helped many applicants receive clemency.