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