Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 585-9055

Certificate of Rehabilitation

Felony in your past? Stop prejudicial treatment by having Attorney Fell help you obtain a certificate of rehabilitation.

Are you tired of people treating you like a criminal long after you have repaid your debt to society? A certificate of rehabilitation can help.

A certificate of rehabilitation is proof that in the eyes of the courts, you are now a reformed, law-abiding citizen, not a criminal. This powerful court order can:

  • Stop state licensing boards from automatically denying you a license
  • Help stop employers from being prejudiced against you
  • Get you off the sex offender registry (for certain offenses)
  • Serve as the first step towards a Governor’s Pardon and eventual restoration of your gun rights

Now you may wonder…

...How do I get a certificate of rehabilitation?

In order to obtain a certificate of rehabilitation, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Find a good attorney. The process of petitioning for a certificate of rehabilitation is complicated. The last thing you want to do is try to get through it with an inexperienced attorney who might get your hopes up when you are actually not eligible for a certificate, or even botch your hearing.

Michael L. Fell makes an excellent choice of attorney for helping you get your certificate of rehabilitation because he not only understands the law but also understands the dispositions of the local judges who will be reviewing your petition.

  1. Check your eligibility. Many individuals who are not eligible for expungement/dismissal can be helped by a certificate of rehabilitation. However, there are still a few convictions that do not qualify—such as sex crimes against children. Depending on what kind of crime you were convicted of, you will have to wait at least 5 years after you complete probation to become eligible. The best way to make sure you meet the eligibility and timing requirements is to ask Attorney Fell.
  2. Prepare your application. Assuming you are eligible, the next step is to prepare your application for the certificate. This will require carefully gathering evidence that demonstrates you have reformed. Again, Attorney Fell’s assistance will be very helpful in this matter—he understands what types of evidence the judges want to see.
  3. Attend your hearing. The final step in the process is to appear before the judge with Attorney Fell by your side and present your case. If the judge agrees that you are rehabilitated they will then issue your certificate.

Ready to Get Started?

If you would like to learn more about certificates of rehabilitation or start preparing an application, please contact us at (949) 585-9055 today.

Law Office of Michael L. Fell - Criminal Defense Lawyer

Michael L. Fell

Have you been accused of a crime? We'll get through it together.

No matter how daunting the criminal charges against you may be, the Law Office of Michael L. Fell can provide the aggressive and effective defense representation you need to secure the best possible outcome to the case. We will stand beside you each step of the way, passionately advocating for your rights and protecting your future against the consequences of undeserved or unduly harsh punishment.