Certificate of Rehabilitation

Under (Penal Code 4852.01), a Certificate of Rehabilitation is available to offenders convicted of felonies and misdemeanors, and serves as a court order to reflect that the offender has conducted him or herself "with sobriety and industry" and exhibits "a good moral character." While the certificate of rehabilitation does not remove any convictions from criminal records, the certificate does add positive reviews that demonstrates the progress made by the individual, and that according to the state of California, the individual is rehabilitated.

Those who benefit from a Certificate of Rehabilitation are offenders who are not eligible for expungement because their sentence involved state prison, and those required to register as sex offenders.

If you have more questions about acquiring a certificate of rehabilitation, RecordGone.com offers an extensive FAQ on the topic.

If you are ineligible for a certificate of rehabilitation, make sure to read our article on jobs for felons.

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