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Certificate of Relief

When an individual has served their time for a felony, either it is jail time or probation, they may find it hard to find a job, since potential employers run criminal background checks. Most potential employers see the word felon and their decision in most cases has already made. What is there that a convicted felon can do to help them become gainfully employed? A felon can apply for a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities, but what exactly is a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities? Below are question that have been asked regarding Certificate of Relief from Disabilities that have been answered by the Experts.

What is a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities?

A person that has been found guilty of committing either a misdemeanor or a felony, but has shown that they have been rehabilitated, can be issued a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities. The Certificate of Relief from Disabilities is much like the Certificate of Good Conduct, which can be given to an individual if they have been able to demonstrate that they have been rehabilitated after committing two or more felonies. What these certificates are able to do is allow those potential employers or licensing authority’s evidence that the individual has been rehabilitated and makes it where these individuals cannot be denied employment or the license they applied for because of their convictions. It is important to note that these certificates are not offered in every state.

In the state of New York can an individual who has a Certificate of Relief for Disabilities purchase a firearm?

A Certificate of Relief from Disabilities is generally used for obtaining employment purposes. That being said an individual who has a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities is not eligible to purchase a firearm in the State of New York. If the individual is a convicted felon, then federal law prohibits that they be in possession of a firearm as well as ammo. The New York State Department of Correction and Supervision states that if an individual is a felon and wants to regain their right to possess firearms and ammo, the individual must first obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct, which must specifically grant the individual their rights to firearms, from the Board of Parole and or their sentencing court.

If a person holds a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities from the State of New York Board of Parole, if they move out of New York does the Certificate of Relief from Disabilities transfer to the other state?

A New York State issued Certificate of Relief from Disabilities is state specific, and prohibits potential employers from denying an individual employment on the basis of them being a convicted felon. Other states may or may not recognize the Certificate of Relief from Disabilities as they are not required by law to recognize it. Any other civil rights that were restored under the Certificate of Relief from Disabilities such as the right to sit on a jury and the right to vote would carry over into the new state. However if the individual has had their rights to bear firearms restored in New York State they may not carry to another state, due to Federal law that felons may not possess firearms or ammo.

Can an individual who has a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities in the State of New York apply for a liquor license?

In some cases a person that holds a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities may in the State of New York apply for a liquor license. However, when applying for the liquor license the individual should be aware that even though they are able to able for liquor license, when it comes to the determination their record may be part of the deciding factor.

Can an individual who is convicted in the State of New York apply for a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities in the State of Connecticut?

The State of Connecticut allows convictions that were obtained out of state to be relieved through a provisional pardon. The provisional pardon will allow the individual to apply for employment without having the out of state conviction hurt their chances. If the individual is a resident in the State of Connecticut they are able to apply. To apply the individual would need to contact the Pardons Unit and fill out the form that they have available.

A Certificate of Relief from Disabilities is given to an individual who has committed a felony and has been able to show adequate proof that they have been rehabilitated. A Certificate of Relief from Disabilities allows theses individuals to apply for jobs without fear of being turned down due to being a convicted felon. However Certificate of Relief from Disabilities is not available in all states. An individual may have a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities from one state but if they move to another state, the state to which they moved is not required by law to recognize the Certificate of Relief from Disabilities. If an individual has questions about a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities they are always able to ask an Expert.

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