AB1076: A Long Time to Wait for Employment

When Gavin Newsom signed bill AB1076 into law, it opened the door for more than eight million Californians with a conviction to clear their records. 

The bill, introduced by Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), offers record relief in an automated manner without the use of a petition. 

It would require the Department of Justice, on a monthly basis, to review the records in the statewide criminal justice databases and to identify persons who are eligible for relief by having their arrest records, or their criminal conviction records, withheld from disclosure, as specified. The bill would require the department to grant relief to an eligible person, without requiring a petition or motion. The bill would not limit petitions, motions, or orders for relief, as required or authorized by any other law.

Newsom signed the bill in October.  While the bill will help many find better employment and housing, it does not take effect until 2021.  That’s a long time to wait for a good job.

Unlock Legal has been helping people with convictions regain their employment and their careers by appearing before the court to request sealing records and petitioning for reinstatement of professional licenses.

If you have served your time, or your arrest did not result in a conviction, Unlock Legal can help.  It is our mission to help licensed professionals who made a mistake regain their careers and their income. 

Our legal team works with California licensing boards for doctors, dentists, real estate agents, teachers, pharmacists, engineers, nurses, insurance agents, contractors, barbers, hairstylists, and more.

AB1076 is a good law; it helps those that served their debt to society to return to the workforce and earn a steady income.  But 2021 is a long time away, and for those who want to get back on their feet, it might be too long. 

Unlock Legal can petition your case now and help seal your records and appeal to your licensing boards here in California. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at your convenience at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can. Losing your license doesn’t have to be the end of your career. Your journey to reinstatement starts with a quick meeting.

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