Ok To Deny A Certificate Of Rehabilitation Because The Defendant Denies Guilt?
Some felons can get a Certificate of Rehabilitation. The trial court here denied this defendant’s request because the defendant had the nerve to deny that he was guilty. The Court upholds denial of the Certificate on the basis that the defendant won’t admit guilt. So, folks who are guilty and admit guilt can get a Certificate, but innocent folks who deny guilt can’t.
People v. Blocker; 2010 DJ DAR 17731; DJ, 11/24/10; C/A 1st, Div. 2