I received a Certificate of Rehabilitation in Contra Costa County in 2002. I understand that it is also an application for a pardon. I was told by my public defender at that time that the pardon process is political. Since I am not donating big bucks to any politician, what are the odds of getting a pardon? I had multiple burglary counts, both residential and commercial. I am now a licensed marriage and family therapist, have a good job working with at risk youth, and have turned my horns into a halo!
I read that in my case, the state supreme court would need to sign off on a governor's pardon. I doubt they spend much time doing pardons for the working man! Any info would be appreciated.