Certificates of Rehabilitation

A Certificate of Rehabilitation (COR) is another way to clean up your criminal record. Although it does NOT remove anything from your record, it can restore certain rights that you may have lost, and can help improve your chances of success when you’re applying for work, housing, and professional or occupational licenses.

IMPORTANT: If you have a felony or misdemeanor sex conviction that is eligible for expungement (meaning you were not sent to prison), by law you must expunge it first BEFORE you are elgibile for a COR.[3150]


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    Cal. Penal Code § 4852.01(c).