California Certificate of Rehabilitation & Governor's Pardon
A Certificate of Rehabilitation is “a court order stating that an individual with prior felony conviction or misdemeanor sex crimes in California is now has been rehabilitated.” Once granted, it serves as an automatic application for Governor’s Pardon.
Sealing & Destroying Your Arrest Record in California
California Penal Code 851.8 creates a process by which an individual can seal and destroy his or her arrest records. Once your arrest records have been sealed and destroyed, all the records (including police reports, fingerprints, rap entry and booking photos) are deleted and you can legally and confidently say “no” if an employment application asks you whether you’ve been arrested.
FAQs About Expungement & Record Clearance
As a leading criminal defense attorneys in San Jose, CA, we get a lot of questions about expungement. These are the most frequently asked questions we receive.
New Options to Expunge Criminal Records in California in 2018
Arrests remain on your criminal record even when they don’t result in a conviction, so sealing your criminal record is highly beneficial to anyone applying for a new job, enrolling in school, or seeking new certifications or other career advancing opportunities. A 2012 study found that 69 percent of organizations use criminal background checks on all candidates and less than 60 percent of those…
EEOC guidance on employer use of criminal records in hiring decisions
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued updated guidance on the subject of employer use of applicants’ criminal records in hiring decisions.