Legal Question in Legal Ethics in California

By pardoning an offender, the individual is fully forgiven from all the legal consequences of the crime and its conviction. I just looked the legal definition of a pardon and that's what I found. So my question is, can these pardoned individuals legally purchase firearms, and if they can and use the firearm in the commission of a crime can Governor Brown be held responsible, and if so for what? This is in reference to CA Governor Jerry Brown and the pardoning of 64 people.

Asked on 3/30/13, 10:34 pm

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Charles Perry Law Offices of Charles R. Perry
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Your only remedy against the governor in this case would be to work against his re-election if he decides to run again. A court action would be thrown out on demurrer.

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3/31/13, 2:18 am
Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services
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Please don't tell me you really think a governor would ever pardon anyone if they could be held responsible for what those people do after they are pardoned.

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3/31/13, 12:44 pm

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