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A person is eligible to receive a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities if he or she has been convicted of no more than one felony and any number of misdemeanors. A Certificate of Relief from Disabilities restores many rights that were lost as a result of a felony conviction. In addition, a public agency or private employer shall give consideration to a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities issued to an applicant and the certificate "shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein."
The typical case in New York takes about 6 months to a year.
Here are some of the benefits of this certificate:
Here's a law firm that I have worked with in the past that deals with these types of cases: http://www.recordgone.com/newyork/certificate-of-relief-from-disabilities/
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