If you have a criminal record, you probably have experienced first hand how your criminal conviction affects your life well beyond the completion of your sentence. Having a criminal record can sometimes feel like wearing a permanent scarlet letter. That is why you should consider hiring a lawyer to help you petition the court for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
How would obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation help you? Let’s examine the benefits of being granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
What is a Certificate of Rehabilitation?
A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a court order issued by a judge that serves as an official document showing you have lived as an upstanding, model citizen since being convicted of a crime.
Obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation will not erase your conviction from your record, but will help reduce the negative effects your criminal record has on your life.
Certificate of Rehabilitation Benefit: Obtaining Professional Licenses
If you have a criminal record, state licensing boards such as the state bar can automatically deny you the ability to obtain a professional license. However, if you receive a Certificate of Rehabilitation, you can no longer be automatically denied a professional license. This may help you begin a career in the field of your dreams or allow you to move up in your current career.
Certificate of Rehabilitation Benefit: Ending Your Requirement to Register as a Sex Offender
Depending on the specific sex crime you were convicted of, obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation alone will end your requirement to register as a sex offender. Sex offender registration will not be eliminated by being granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation if you were convicted of a crime listed under PC 290.5.
In cases where a Certificate of Rehabilitation alone does not end your requirement to register, you may be able to apply for a Governor’s Pardon to stop registration.
Certificate of Rehabilitation Benefit: Application for Governor’s Pardon
A Certificate of Rehabilitation serves as an automatic application for a Governor’s Pardon. Your application will be automatically forwarded to the governor if you are granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
Certificate of Rehabilitation Benefit: Finding Employment Opportunities
Although you will not be able to tell potential employers that you have not been convicted of a crime, you will be able to say that a judge issued an official court document declaring that you are an upstanding member of society. This may open up new job opportunities for you.
These benefits could have a major impact on your life. That is why you should contact our law firm immediately to find out if you are eligible to apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
Contact the Certificate of Rehabilitation Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich Today
Do not let your criminal record continue to ruin your life. Contact an experienced attorney at Wallin & Klarich to discuss applying for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled criminal attorneys have over 40 years of experience successfully helping our clients obtain Certificates of Rehabilitation. Let us help you now.
With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, Los Angeles and San Diego, you can find an experienced Wallin & Klarich Certificate of Rehabilitation attorney available near you no matter where you are located.
Call our office today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.