Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke for the first time about the possibility of a presidential pardon.
He says he could not confirm whether he has spoken to the President, but he said he would accept it.
"I would appreciate it, I didn't ask him, but I'm not turning it down," said Arpaio.
"I have deep respect for the President. I've been with him since day one and I'll be with until the very end period."
Arpaio was convicted of contempt of court for failing to follow a judge's orders to stop his immigration patrols.
He faces up to six months in jail.
His lawyer says he filed two motions, one to get a new trial and another to get him acquitted.