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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. This will provide many benefits to you. That is why it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately if you are seeking a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

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. At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled attorneys have been helping our clients obtain Certificates of Rehabilitation for over 30 years. We know what you need to do in order to obtain a Certificate of Rehab.

In order to have a Certificate of Rehabilitation granted, you need to show the judge that you have been rehabilitated. What exactly this entails will depend on the circumstances of your case. To qualify for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, you have to have meet all probation, parole, and sentencing requirements for the offense you committed.

You also cannot have committed an additional crime or been incarcerated since committing the initial offense. If you do not meet the qualifications for a certificate, the court will not grant your petition.

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A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a court order declaring that a person convicted of a felony or a certain misdemeanor sex offense is now rehabilitated. If your petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation is granted, it is automatically forwarded to the governor of California by the court and constitutes an application for a pardon. Wallin & Klarich has helped many of our clients in Riverside County from having to register as sex offenders by convincing the judge to grant the request for the Certificate of Rehabilitation.

What Does a Riverside Certificate of Rehabilitation or Governor’s Pardon Do?

Certificate of Rehabilitation RiversideIf you are convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor sex crime and you reside in Riverside, you may apply to the superior court in Riverside County for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Special laws apply to those convicted of sex offenses. If you were convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses specified in Penal Code section 290, you may apply if the conviction has been dismissed under Penal Code section 1203.4. If you were convicted of a felony offense under Penal Code section 286(c), 288, 288.5 or 289(j), you are not eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

A Certificate of Rehabilitation may relieve some offenders from having to register as a sex offender under Penal Code section 290.

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.