A certificate of relief from disabilities recognizes your rehabilitation since the time you committed a crime or offense. It is a certificate issued by a judge and is designed to relieve an “eligible offender” of any forfeiture or disability, or to remove any bar to the offender’s employment, automatically imposed by law by reason of his or her conviction of the specified crime or offense. An “eligible offender” is defined as a person who has been convicted of a crime or of an offense, but who has not been convicted more than once of a felony.