For convicted felons who
have been rehabilitated since serving their sentence, it may be challenging to
apply for gainful employment. However, in some instances, convicted felons or
those that may have specific misdemeanor sex offenses can apply for a Certificate
of Rehabilitation, which makes securing gainful employment less difficult. In
this blog post, we will discuss Certificates of Rehabilitation and how they can
improve the quality of life for those who successfully obtain them.
What is a Certificate
A Certificate of
Rehabilitation is a California court-issued document that indicates that a
person previously convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor sex offenses has
been satisfactorily rehabilitated according to the criminal justice system.
What are the benefits
of a California Certificate of Rehabilitation?
Although a California
Certificate of Rehabilitation does not erase a felony conviction or seal an
individual’s criminal record, it does offer some tangible benefits. The purpose
of the document is to restore civil and political citizenship rights to
ex-felons who have demonstrated rehabilitation. As a result, the COR can:
- Act as an automatic application for a Governor’s
- Restore an applicant’s civil rights (such as the
right to vote), except for 2nd Amendment rights
- Reduce the number of obstacles in obtaining
- Allow an individual to legally state that they
have no record of conviction on their employment applications
- Provide official proof that an individual has
been satisfactorily rehabilitated
- In some cases, it can relieve an individual of
the obligation to register as a sex offender
If you or someone you
know has been convicted of a felony, meet certain conditions, and are looking
to obtain a COR, then we can help. The Unlock Legal team has successfully
worked with other individuals to obtain California CORs on their behalfs. Due
to our background in criminal defense law and our specialized expertise in
professional licensing law, we are uniquely qualified to help you get your life
back on track. We can help you both obtain a Certificate of Rehabilitation and
then assist you in receiving an occupational license for your career of choice.
Although this is a tricky subject, please know that with us, you are in great
hands. Contact Unlock Legal today to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs.