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Unfortunately, a felony drug conviction is not eligible for expungement.
Under SC law, only certain convictions can be expunged. Possession of cocaine, unfortunately, is not one of them.
Since expungement is not a possibility, your only option is to seek a pardon from the governor.
If your husband receives a pardon, he can then seek an expungement.
Even though he has had nothing to with it since then?
The law does not consider what type of person he's been since the conviction. It simply states which crimes are eligible to be expunged. It either is or isn't one of the crimes eligible. It is unfortunate and unfair, but the law is what it is.
How do we go about seeking a pardon from the governor?
Below is information from the state on the steps to seek a pardon and the forms you will need.
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