Articles Posted in Relief from Civil Disablity

When individuals convicted of a crime in New York wish to expunge or seal their records, they find that this mechanism is permitted under very limited circumstances.  Instead, the more prevalent method to retain employability and restore lost civil rights is a request for a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disability made either to the sentencing judge or state parole office. Many individuals convicted of crimes in the New York state system avail themselves of this opportunity.  What is rarely discussed – and almost never done – is a request for a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disability in the federal system.  Continue reading