In California, there are many who, because of criminal mistakes they made years ago, can’t get a job, move on with their lives, or escape damaged reputations, even though they’ve served their time. For some people, one avenue of the record-clearing process, known as a California Certificate of Rehabilitation is the answer. Though it doesn’t erase an individual’s criminal record, it is a court order that states that an individual’s criminal history is a thing of the past. This Certificate is a declaration by the state telling society that the former criminal has moved on to become an honest, upstanding “rehabilitated” member of the community.
A California Certificate of Rehabilitation is a court finding that can go a long way in helping you secure better employment prospects and professional licensing. In some instances, it may also end sex offender registration requirements.