Petition for Pardon from New York State for Sean Miller

Petition for Pardon from New York State for Sean Miller

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sean miller started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Director, Executive Clemency Bureau
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Harriman State Campus
Building 2
1220 Washington Avenue Albany, New York 12226
Dear Governor,
Andrew Cuomo:
The undersigned petitioner, request for a pardon and in support thereof states as follows:
I. Personal InformationFull Name: Sean Miller Citizenship: United States of America II. Offense For Which Pardon Is SoughtPetitioner’s Conviction: Petitioner was convicted on on May 20, 1998 in the Supreme Court of Manhattan. (Petitioner was 16 years of age at the time of arrest and 17 years of age at the time of conviction.)Petitioner plead guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree PL 220.09 01 CF on June 13, 2006. Petitioner’s Sentence: Petitioner was sentenced to 42 months for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree PL 220.09 01 CF on June 13, 2006. Petitioner was sentenced to 1 year for 2nd degree Attempted Robbery on May 20, 1998 in the Supreme Court of Manhattan.
III: Reasons for Seeking A Pardon
“A standard pardon is most often granted to:
1.Set aside a conviction when overwhelming evidence and convincing proof of innocence becomes available;2.Relieve a disability that is imposed because of a conviction (such as ineligibility to receive a specific occupational licenses for first-time felons); or3.Prevent deportation from or permit re-entry into the United States."
2.Unless there are exceptional and compelling circumstances, a standard pardon is not considered if the applicant has other administrative remedies available to them, such as a certificate of good conduct or a certificate of relief from disabilities, pursuant to provisions of Article 23 of the Corrections Law. For applications under (2) and (3), the applicant should demonstrate evidence of rehabilitation.”
Justice requires that a pardon be granted to Sean miller – Petitioner had demonstrated rehabilitation by maintaining steady employment and staying free from police contact since his last conviction. Petitioner does not have any intention of committing any crimes. The public interest and public welfare is the applicable standard, and a pardon of Sean miller meets that standard requirements with attached support letters from community members.
The Department of Corrections and Community supervision has granted Sean miller the certificate of Good Gonduct #G16-024. The certificate provides relief from forfeitures, disability and bars to employment and licensing automatically imposed by New York state law as a result of his convictions. However, Petitioner still faces collateral consequences even after issuance of this Certificate. A [Certificate of Good Conduct] does not operate as pardon nor does it prevent any judical, administrative or licensing body from relying upon conviction as basis for exercise of its discretionary power.(See People v. Honeckman 125 Misc 1000, 480 N.Y.S. 2d 829 (September 17 1985)). Petitioner applied for a full pardon with this office and was denied. He had been turned down from numerous employment and occupational licenses. (See: attached exhibits) Unfortunately, the state in which Mr. Miller resides don’t not recognize a certificate of good conduct as a pardon and would only consider an application if a pardon has been issued.
MARITAL STATUS
On August 18, 2012, I married my wife, April Miller. On May 6, 2013, we welcomed our first child. I am a devoted husband and very hands-on-father. My now, six-year-old daughter is a special-needs child, having been diagnosed with autism. I dedicated to being an intricate part of my daughter’s life and will continue to guide my life in a positive manner so that I can serve as a positive influence and role model for my daughter and my son who was born April of 2018.
EMPLOYMENT
Since my release from prison, on October 29, 2010, I have worked diligently to maintain gainful employment:
Russ Market, Lincoln NE
Cashier/Night-Stocker, Apr. 2016 – Present
Office of Risk Management, Lincoln NE
Legal Staff Assistant, Oct. 2017 - May 2018
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Tenneco Inc, Seward, NE
Machine Operator, Jun. 2012 - Jul. 2015
Nebraska State Capitol
Legislative Page, Lincoln NE, Jan. 2013 - Jun. 2013
Stephen Speicher Law Office
Office Assistant, Dec. 2012 - Jan. 2013
Nebraska Appleseed Center of Law,
Intern, Sep. 2011 - Dec. 2011
Kawasaki Motors,
Machine Operator, Nov. 2010 – Aug. 2011
Doane College, Kaplan University, Lincoln NE
Bachelor of Science, Paralegal Studies, Apr. 2016
Clyde Malone Center, Lincoln NE
Mentor, May 2012 - Dec. 2012
In addition to working full time to support myself and my family, I serve as a volunteer in other endeavors in my community.
COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENTS
I founded a nonprofit organization, Generating Opportunities for the Delinquent First, which agency provides resources to the community, in hopes of reaching youth before they become entangled in the legal system, and available to offenders released from incarceration. (See: www.advocatefortheconvictedfelon.com_ )I am also a board member for a nonprofit organization that helps refugees, International American Relief Society, (See: www.iarsociety.org and am an active participant in my church. In addition to that, I am a member of the Lincoln-Branch NAACP. I live to better myself, the lives of my family, and to serve my community.
EDUCATION
I received my high school diploma while incarcerated. Having discovered the value of education, I continued my education and earned my bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies (see attachment). I
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also earned a mediation certificate (see attachment), as well as frequently attend personal development courses. I also have a certificate as a Computer Support Technician.
WHEREFORE, Petitioner respectfully requests the following relief:
c)That the Governor grants Petitioner a Pardon with all rights and privileges restored.
Dated: 6/05/2019
Respectfully submitted,
THE COMMITTEE TO PARDON SEAN MILLER
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Petition in Support of Sean Miller’s Petition for a Pardon
In support of the underlined petition, we as a community believe in second chances. Mr. Sean Miller has demonstrated that he is a productive member to society and have served his time. Our signature(s) shows full support and we hope that the State of New York will grant Mr. Miller a pardon so that he can serve his community without any adverse consequences.
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