Are you a professional seeking to obtain or maintain a professional license, or wanting to simply clear your criminal record?
A Certificate of Rehabilitation can assist you in licensing and other matters.
While a Certificate of Rehabilitation cannot eliminate a conviction (dismiss) or remove it from your record, it acts as a positive element on your record. It also is an element of mitigation and rehabilitation in professional license defense cases and addresses certain statutory prohibitions that may prevent a person with a felony from getting hired by certain government agencies.
The Certificate of Rehabilitation can be an option for you if:
- You are not eligible for expungement because you had a sentence to state prison.
- If you are required to register as a sex offense.
- You want to strengthen your background after your felony conviction was expunged.
Depending on the crime, there may be waiting periods before you are able to seek a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
We will help determine the best timing for your Certificate of Rehabilitation, and we will determine the best location in which to file your petition. It may be in the county in which you live, or within the county in which the crime occurred. While the process is time-consuming and difficult, we will work with you to ensure a comprehensive and substantial packet of evidence can be submitted on your behalf.
The license defense attorneys at S J Harris Law are well equipped at painting a positive picture of you, and to highlight your mitigation and rehabilitation. This is the same type of evidence that would otherwise be necessary to defend or obtain a professional license.
All cases involving a Certificate of Rehabilitation are done on a flat fee basis and are all-inclusive through the actual legal process.
However, it is important to recognize that even after an expungement or relief in the criminal court is awarded, including a Certificate of Rehabilitation, background check companies may continue to report your conviction. When this occurs, you will need to pursue additional actions outside the expungement and rehabilitation process handled by S J Harris Law.