What requirements do I have to meet to be eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation? (CPC 4852)
A California Certificate of Rehabilitation is a court order that states you are rehabilitated after having been convicted of certain crimes. Under California Penal Code section 4852.05 in order for you to be eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation you must show that you live an honest and upright life, exhibit good moral character and conform to the laws of the land.
Generally speaking, you are eligible to file for a California Certificate of Rehabilitation under Penal Code section 4852 if you have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor sex crimes. If you were convicted of a felony and were later released from custody after serving a sentence in the California State Prison you may file for a Certificate or Rehabilitation after you have lived in California for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to the filing.
If you were convicted of a felony or misdemeanor sex crime that was dismissed under Penal Code 1203.4 and have been discharged from custody, parole or probation, have not been incarcerated since release and are not on probation, you may file for a Certificate or Rehabilitation if you have resided in California for five consecutive years immediately prior to the filing.
However, you cannot file for a California Certificate of Rehabilitation if you are convicted of a sex offense under Penal Code 288, 286(c), 288.5 or 289(j). You also may not file for a Certificate of Rehabilitation if you are serving a mandatory life parole or if you are in the military.
The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience representing clients facing criminal charges and have successfully obtained many Certificates of Rehabilitation for our clients. Contact Wallin & Klarich today at 1-877-230-1528 or visit our website for more information at www.wksexcrimes.com. We have offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange County.