Trying to make a change for the better after serving time?
One way to do that is to have your rights restored and then register to vote or improve your chances of starting a business or getting a job. (Sidenote: If you have been convicted of a felony you may not register to vote until your voting rights are restored.)
How can you restore your rights? Find out at the Restoration of Civil Rights, Sealing and Expungement Workshop on Saturday, July 16.
The workshop, sponsored by Siplin Law and Orange County Commissioner Scott Boyd, will be held 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the West Orange Recreation Center in Winter Garden (309 SW Crown Point Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787).
There, presenters from various local and state offices, will talk about legal aid, jobs for ex-offender, restoring rights, etc.
Organizers are offering these resources to people whose sentences have been completed, probation/supervision completed and 100% victim restitution paid. Also, you can not have any pending cases on the state or federal level.
There are certain documents you should take for registration.
Call ahead for details: (407) 802-2400.
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