What Is A Certificate Of Rehabilitation? – PC 4852
Under California Penal Code section 4852, the court can issue an order declaring that a person convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor sex offenses is now rehabilitated.
Seeking a California Certificate of Rehabilitation
To get one of these orders, you will have to file a petition with the court. If the court grants your order, you will be granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
Getting the court to grant you a Certificate of Rehabilitation is not easy and requires the help of a skilled attorney.
Wallin & Klarich has been helping clients obtain Certificates of Rehabilitation for over thirty years.
We know what you need to show the judge in order to prove that you have been rehabilitated. To qualify for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, you have to have met all probation, parole, or sentencing requirements for the offense you committed.
You also cannot have committed an additional crime or been incarcerated since the initial offense. If you do not meet the qualifications for a certificate, the court will not grant your petition.
Benefits to Receiving a Certificate of Rehabilitation
Receiving a Certificate of Rehabilitation can greatly benefit your life. Some of the potential benefits you may receive from a certificate of rehabilitation include:
• Relief for some sex offenders of the duty to register (Per PC 290)
• Improvement in your employment opportunities
• Automatic application for a Governor’s pardon
It is important to note that a Certificate of Rehabilitation does not:
• Erase or seal your criminal record
• Prevent your offense from being considered as a prior offense if you are later convicted of a new offense
• Allow a felon to answer on an employment application that he or she has not been convicted of a crime
Who to Call
If you are seeking a Certificate of Rehabilitation or have more questions about your case, Wallin & Klarich can help. Our attorneys are experienced at petitioning the court for Certificates of Rehabilitation. We know how much a Certificate of Rehabilitation will positively impact your life.
Let us help you through the complicated criminal justice system. We will make sure that your petition has a good chance of succeeding.
Call us today at (888) 280-6839 to speak with one of our skilled criminal defense attorneys. We have offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville and Orange County. We will get through this together.