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A Certificate of Relief from Disabilities can be beneficial when you are seeking employment or applying for an occupational license. A public agency or private employer must 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.” In other words, an employer should not reject an applicant solely on the basis of a criminal conviction, unless there is other evidence that they are not qualified.
However, a certificate does not completely protect you from being denied employment or a license because of your criminal record. A certificate is not a pardon and does not remove your convictions from your record. You must still list your convictions on job applications where the question is asked. Furthermore, the convictions will still appear on your rap sheet and can be taken into consideration for licenses. The law does allow an employer or licensing agency to refuse to employ or license an applicant where your convictions are “job-related.”
What are the lawyer fees if going for the pardon?
What is considered a significant amount of time for consideration of a pardon?
What are the lawyer fees if going for the certificate?
What convictions are considered "job-related?"
While there are no application fees to apply for a pardon/clemency in New York, unfortunately, the formal application materials are not available on the Internet. Thus, you should contact the Governor’s office directly or the State Board of Parole to acquire the materials and acquire more specific information about the process. You can contact the Governor’s office at:
Governor, State of New York Executive Chamber State Capitol Albany, NY 12224.(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
You can contact the Board of Parole at:
And fees for the certification attempt?
For potential employers, being my main concern, what is best? If I get a pardon (long-shot) or the certificate will it make a difference? How so? I still have to check that box, so...
For the certificate it seems you're uncertain of the need for an attorney. Please give me more than that it is not mentioned on the application.
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