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Certificate of Rehabilitation – California – Felonies and Expungement Related

Certificate of Rehabilitation A certificate of rehabilitation is an option for some felons to have a California Superior Court issue an order stating that she/he is now rehabilitated. If the court grants the petition the certificate will be forwarded to the Governor’s office to recommend a pardon. Pardons are rarely ever granted. The benefits of obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation for the individual who was granted the certificate are that she/he may obtain state issued business or practice licenses (e.g., bar license, insurance broker, or real estate broker, etc) and the certificate precludes impeachment of the individual because of past convictions.

The benefits of obtaining a pardon are restoration of lawful gun ownership, restoration of an ex-felon’s right to serve on a jury and prevent deportation of a person convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, aggravated felonies and multiple convictions. However, a pardon will not erase the record of conviction. In order to obtain a certificate of rehabilitation it is best to hire a qualified criminal defense attorney and preferably a criminal defense attorney who has been recognized by the California State Bar as a criminal law specialist. Requirements: Obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation requires a carefully drafted petition.

Once the petition is prepared it must be filed with the superior court in the county where the petitioner resides. A petitioner is the individual who is seeking to obtain the certificate of rehabilitation. The judge hearing the petition has sole discretion over granting or denying the petition, but he will be advised by prosecutors having an interest in the case. In order to be eligible at least five years must have passed after the petitioner was released from custody, parole, or probation, whichever comes first. Depending on the offense a petitioner may be required to wait for an additional period of two, four, or five years. In most cases you must wait seven years before qualifying for a certificate of rehabilitation and in serious, or sex offense convictions you may have to wait nine or ten years before being able to obtain a certificate of rehabilitation.

Another requirement is that the petitioner must reside in California for a continuous period of three years immediately prior to the filing of the petition. A petitioner wishing to obtain a certificate of rehabilitation must have first resided in California for five, seven, nine or ten years, depending on their offense and he must have resided in California for past three years. For example, if petitioner, John Doe has allowed twenty years to elapse since he was released from custody, parole or probation, but he moved to Arizona five years ago, he must return to California and live in the state for three consecutive years (72 months) before qualifying to file the petition. The petitioner need not reside at the same address or in the same county as long as he resided within California for those three years. Remember that the petition must be filed in the county where the petitioner currently reside, which means that an-out-state individual may not obtain a certificate of rehabilitation before presently residing in California for at least three years. Criminal defense attorneys and Immigration attorneys feel that the three year consecutive residential requirement is particularly unjust to individuals who moved to another state for work or to individuals who were removed or deported to their native countries. The requirement physically prevents these individuals from obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation.

Once the petition has been filed NOTICE must be given to (i) the office of the Governor and to (ii) the district attorney in the county in which the petition was filed and to (iii) all district attorneys in which the petitioner was (a) convicted of a felony or (b) any county where he obtained an expungement for a non-felony crime. Notice must be given at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing. The district attorney where the petition was filed will investigate and they often require additional time to complete a report that will subsequently be submitted to the court as a recommendation to grant, or deny the request. The petitioner should gather as many character reference letters from employers, family and friends in the community to support his/her petition for a certificate of rehabilitation. If you were convicted of a sex offense there are additional requirements to obtain a certificate of rehabilitation and you should consult our law firm (or a qualified criminal defense specialist) to help you with this petition since these types of crimes have particular and complex requirements depending on the type of conviction.

Written By: Christopher F. Morales

Chris Morales is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. This means that he has been evaluated by the State Bar of California who have interviewed Judges, Prosecutors and other attorneys about his work. This evaluation determined that he is the Best of the Best. Mr. Morales has also received the highest rating from Avvo.com, the Better Business Bureau and has a Triple A rating from Attorney Search Network.

He has been practicing Criminal Defense for 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He handles all Federal and State Criminal Cases including:DUI, Thefts, Drugs, White Collar Crimes, Sex Offenses and Murder cases. He has won the respect of attorneys and judges alike for his tenacious and intelligent defense of his clients.

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Pardon my obnoxious gum chewing 😀 (NOT SO) FINAL UPDATE: Sorry it took me so long to do this, I thought everyone was on the same page, but some people seem to think I’m OBLIVIOUS to the fact that, yes, this WAS Viral marketing for Valve’s Portal 2. The official website can be found at www.thinkwithportals.com which also takes you to a Game Informer Hub with early info/art/screenshots of the game. We’re probably not going to hear any more about this until E3. Also, one other thing that people should know is that there was a Portal 2 Press Event that was to be held at E3 on the date of June 14th, but it has been mysteriously CANCELLED by this letter sent out to members of the press: “Dear Subject Name Here, Aperture Science is pleased to inform you that we have partnered with Valve to announce the gala CANCELLATION of the June 14 Portal 2 event at the Regal Theater. The event will be replaced by a surprise. And even though the cancellation of the event certainly counts as a surprise, we are pleased to further announce that the cancellation of the event is not THE surprise. However, per International treaties regarding the definition of the word “surprise”, of which both Aperture Science and Valve are signatories, the time, date and content of the actual surprise will only become available as you experience the surprise. If you’d like to ask fruitless questions about the E3 Portal 2 surprise or, more fruitfully, schedule an appointment to attend a Portal 2 screening at the
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22 Responses to “Certificate of Rehabilitation – California – Felonies and Expungement Related”

  • MyNameIsMofuga:

    I am running for President but I am only concerned with interns and how much money halliburton will slip me under the table.

  • Ms. Understood:

    most people don’t even know who he is, or think he was actually guilty of any crimes (which he wasn’t). Those feds killed more natives over a damn pair of cowboy boots, and all americans can talk about is how people are treated in OTHER countries, unawars that we have our very own political prisoners! FREE PELTIER!

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  • quinnwantsataco:

    her name is caroline. remember that.

  • lobsteros:

    That weird sound the radio makes when it gets fizzled played backwards is “Eli is alive”.

  • sojib351:

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  • Moneycheckers:

    even though Portal 2 has come out already i listened closely to the radio it i heard “Thank You, for now”

  • Left4dead11000:

    add me on steam “vanjette”

  • TheSuicidalSnail:

    Doug….That’s rattmann’s name…My god, are they saying there’s something with him for dlc or or…I HAVE NO IDEEAA.

  • ROBLOXains:

    I noticed this,it only works (I think)if you beat the game,I beat it and it did it

  • CShep99:

    did you know the ending has changed as well at the verry end if you wait you will hear a robot voice say something about the party position and you will be dragged off somewhere dont know if you knew this but i thought it was cool sorta ties in to portal 2 a little and the lab rat comic valve made

  • callumpittpitt:

    with the radio going through the emancipation grill i heard, p-body’s voice, atlas’s voice, the sound when your launched by the jump-pads and some other familiar stuff i can’t quite recognize…

  • rentheadangelcollins:

    I don’t know if anyone’s told you this already, but if you play the creepy noises the radio makes when tossed in the emancipation grill backward, the whispering noises you hear, say “GLaDos is alive”

  • Lengi123:


  • zhu1dao4:

    yah…. tat happened wen i tryed to make more then one cube at the same maker… any thnx!

  • kirbyfan12123:

    3:18 I thought I heard “hello everyone”

  • blinx503:

    no you dunbshit, it was not there before the update, the beeping is a message, it said something along the lines “listen to this radio station at this time” at that time on that radio station they 1st announced portal 2

  • fl0r1svdk:

    this is been like this from the relece of portal

  • magnusmastah:

    He’s telling the truth. watch?v=hmC_kvAHDcU

  • PineCleanDog:

    its a achievement

  • blahblahblahblah658:

    @Tyronis3 oh ya? Let’s see a vid of you doing that and maybe I’ll believe you

  • UltimasIsland:

    Radio was pretty damn freaky o_O

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