California Certificate of Rehabilitation

What is a Certificate of Rehabilitation?

A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a special California court order stating that a person has been entirely rehabilitated. (See California Penal Code sections 4852, et. seq.)

Are Gun Rights Restored by a Certificate of Rehabilitation?

No, by itself, a certificate of rehabilitation does not restore gun rights. It is, however, often the first step to restoring gun rights based on a governor’s pardon following the grant of a certificate of rehabilitation. If you are seeking information on how to restore gun rights, please visit our FAQ on Restoring Gun Rights in California.

Does a Certificate of Rehabilitation Restore the Right to Vote?

No. But the good news is that in California the right to vote is only lost while a person is in custody or on parole after a felony conviction. If you out of custody and off parole, you can vote now. (Of course, you need to register.)

What rights are restored by a Certificate of Rehabilitation?

A Certificate of Rehabilitation:

arrow_small_red Restores all civil rights (but, to repeat, gun rights are only restored if the Governor grants your pardon).
arrow_small_red End duty to register under Penal Code section 290 for many sex offenses.
arrow_small_red Serves as official proof that you have been rehabilitated.
arrow_small_red Ends employment and occupational licensing discrimination (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code, § 480(b) & 490).

Major Requirements for a Certificate of Rehabilitation

We are often asked how to get a certificate of rehabilitation in California.  These are the major requirements for a certificate of rehabilitation:

arrow_small_red At least 7 years (some offenses require as long as 10 years) must have passed since you were released from prison or county jail if granted probation.
arrow_small_red You must have continuously resided in California for the past 5 years.
arrow_small_red You must have lived a custody-free life since being released from prison or completing probation.
arrow_small_red You must convince the judge that you have indeed been “rehabilitated” and that you deserve to exercise all the civil and political rights of citizenship.

How to get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?

You can file your own application and represent yourself. Depending on your income, you might be able to obtain free or low-cost services from the public defender in the county that you currently live in.

Of course, our recommendation is that you retain our law firm to serve as your Certificate of Rehabilitation attorney.

Our Fee & Our Services

After 25+ years of experience, Mr. Boire is an expert at obtaining Certificates of Rehabilitation and Pardons. Our national reputation for winning these cases, and forever improving the lives of our clients, brings us clients all over the world.  This is our profession, not just a business, and we understand how important this is for you.  We will not let you down.

When you retain our law firm to handle your Certificate of Rehabilitation and Pardon, we take care of everything from start to finish. In 90% of cases, our fee is a rock solid flat fee $7,500 (the exact price depends on specifics of your case and criminal history); no hidden fees, no surprises. The fee is paid in three installments of $2,500.

Our fee covers EVERYTHING; all fees and all costs. Including:

arrow_small_red Review and Drafting of ALL required Legal Documents
arrow_small_red All Fees and All Costs (filing fees, copies, postage, travel…)
arrow_small_red Service on all required parties and Filing Your Application
arrow_small_red Responding to Prosecutor and Probation Objections & Briefing the Judge
arrow_small_red Arguing your Case in Court for as many Hearings as it takes
arrow_small_red The Court order is Transmitted to the California Department of Justice
arrow_small_red The Certificate of Rehabilitation is submitted to the Governor as a Pardon Request

Interested? Start today with Our Professional Case Review

If you are interested in having the Law Firm of Richard Glen Boire serve as your Certificate of Rehabilitation & Pardon attorney, please complete a Certificate of Rehabilitation & Pardon case evaluation.

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We have helped clients convicted of serious felony crimes and sent to state prison, including: Avenal State Prison, California Correctional Center, California Correctional Institution, California Institution for Men, California Institution for Women, California Medical Facility, California Men’s Colony, California Rehabilitation Center, California State Prison, Centinela, California State Prison, Corcoran, California State Prison, Los Angeles County, California State Prison, Sacramento, California State Prison, Solano, California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, Calipatria State Prison, Central California Women’s Facility, Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, Correctional Training Facility, Deuel Vocational Institution, Folsom State Prison, High Desert State Prison, Ironwood State Prison, Kern Valley State Prison, Mule Creek State Prison, North Kern State Prison, Pelican Bay State Prison, Pleasant Valley State Prison, Richard J. Donovan, Salinas Valley State Prison, San Quentin State Prison, Sierra Conservation Center, Valley State Prison for Women, and Wasco State Prison. Please see information above to learn if you meet the basic requirements for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, or contact Mr. Boire, a Certificate of Rehabilitation Lawyer whose helped many people overcome an old felony conviction and prison sentence.

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With 25+ years experience, RGB LAW GROUP has a national reputation for expertise at obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation for our clients. If you need to get a certificate of rehabilitation, please visit our website to learn more and to obtain a certificate of rehabilitation case review.

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