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Glossary of Clemency Terms and Documents

Document Terms

Charging Information—State attorney document showing the offense you were charged with and the date it occurred.

Judgment—Document showing the final adjudication of your offense. Possible terms you will see on this document are listed below.

Sentence—This document shows the sanctions determined by the court, possibly including jail, prison, probation, fines, fees, and restitution.

Order of Probation—This document details the terms of your probation. if your sentence included probation, there will be a separate document ordering probation.

Affidavit of Violation of Probation—If you violate probation, this document details when it occurred and what conditions of probation were violated. It is possible to have more than one judgment if you violated probation. Make sure you have copies of all judgments.

Termination of Probation—This document shows that you have ended your supervision and details the date you completed your sentence.

Document Examples

The documents listed here serve only as examples of the types of documents common to clemency applications. Their purpose is to help applicants identify the correct documentation when submitting an application for clemency. This is not a list of required documents, nor is it a complete list of all types of documentation that may be required. For instructions regarding required court documents when seeking clemency, review the Clemency Information Sheet or the Request for Review/Commutation of Sentence Information Sheet.

Court Terms

Degree—Carefully check the degree of your offense on the Judgment. If you have been adjudicated guilty of a felony, you have lost your rights. If you have been adjudicated guilty of a domestic battery misdemeanor, you have lost firearm rights. If the severity of your offense on the final judgment is not a felony or domestic misdemeanor, you have not lost rights.

Adjudicated Guilty—If you were adjudicated guilty on the judgment, you have lost your rights. It is possible that you pled guilty, or were found guilty by a court or jury, but adjudication of guilt may have been withheld. Carefully review the judgment to determine your final adjudication.

Adjudication Withheld—The court withheld adjudication of guilt. You have not lost your rights. If you were placed on probation, and later violated probation, it is possible you were adjudicated guilty and have lost your rights. Make sure you have all judgments and violations of probation.

Acquitted—You were acquitted of your charged offense. You have not lost your rights.

Adjudicated Delinquent—You were found guilty in a juvenile case. You have not lost your rights.

Nolle Prosequi or Nolle Prosse—You were not prosecuted. You have not lost your rights.

Contact the Office of Executive Clemency

Toll Free: 1-800-435-8286
Fax: (850) 488-0695
For applicants to update contact information: ClemencyWeb@fcor.state.fl.us 
Inquiries from law enforcement and government officials: Governmentofficialsclemency@fcor.state.fl.us 

The Office of Executive Clemency
Florida Commission on Offender Review
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2450