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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Contribution, Social Ecology Program||University of California, Irvine||1986|
|Exceptional Achievements in Field Study||University of California, Irvine||1986|
|Excellence in Research||University of California, Irvine||1986|
|Outstanding Contribution to the Community||University of California, Irvine||1986|
|Outstanding Young Men of America||United States Jaycees||1979|
|The National Dean's List||Educational Communications INC.||1978|
|University of California at Davis School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of California - Irvine||Social Ecology (Specialization in Criminology, Law and Society)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
Posted by James
I hired Mr. Oberstein, I was nervous hiring Mr. Oberstein. I was SOOOOOO glad I hired Mr. O. He gave me my life back!!! After 22 years of having to register on my birthday with the LAPD, I no longer have to perform that task. All I can say is this, if you want expert results, hire Mr. O. and GET YOUR LIFE BACK!!!!! Do not hesitate! A gorilla is NOW off my back..... Thank you very much Mr. Oberstein, I could not have done this without you.
Posted by anonymous
My father taught me to look beyond a person’s title, profession or standing in life to the values they embody and convey in their daily interactions. By these measures, I wholeheartedly commend Chance Oberstein to you. Chance brings a brilliant and creative mind to his work, coupled with an inspired dedication to supporting people in righting their lives. Chance has represented our son through a difficult and lengthy legal process that has challenged our son’s ability to learn and grow from his mistakes. He generously offered to mentor our son, and weathered stormy interactions with him when his anger at his situation overwhelmed him. Chance addressed each of these critical events honestly and compassionately, always keeping the greater goal uppermost. We’ve all matured in our comprehension of the legal process through our work with Chance.
Posted by Charis B
Chance Oberstein helped me get my life back after twelve years of anxiety as a registered sex offender. This is a minor miracle.
I believe Chance is simply the most competent specialist in post-conviction relief for sex offenders in California. For Chance, winning relief for eligible registrants is a cause and a passion. He does not approach these cases with a “business-as-usual” attitude. He takes great pride in helping people restore their lives.
In 2005, I was convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense. Fortunately, my offense was one of the few that qualified for a Certificate of Rehabilitation and removal from the registry. In 2015, I began a serious search for help in obtaining my COR. I started by consulting the attorneys I used to get my termination of probation and expungement. They seemed flummoxed by the COR process, so I had to look elsewhere.
I interviewed the lawyers my former attorneys recommended, as well as someone who was recommended by the Bar Association. These attorneys also did not inspire confidence. They either knew little about CORs, had no documented success in obtaining them for clients, charged exorbitant fees, or hyped false promises of success. One even discouraged me from applying.
I was really at the end of my options when I found Chance. I knew immediately by the questions he asked me that he was an expert in these cases. Unlike the other attorneys, he was realistic and focused. He wanted to make sure I truly qualified before he took my case.
The road to a COR is complex, draining, and and nerve-wracking. It involves asking friends to write letters in support, subjecting yourself and others to intense scrutiny by investigators, anticipating court dates with anxiety, overcoming possible glitches, and dealing with numerous other hurdles.
Making the COR even more confusing is the inconsistency in both procedures and outcomes among the various jurisdictions in California. It is very hard to find comparative information that you can use to guide you in your county. Chance has so much experience and success with these cases that he can help you navigate the bureaucracy in your particular situation.
The COR is not a process that should be undertaken without expert help and advice. It is requires that the attorney helping you be available for questions, emotionally supportive, and determined above all else to win your case.
When I finally got my COR in San Francisco, after a year of delays due to changes in personnel at the DA’s office, among other setbacks, I could barely believe the ordeal was finally over. I can’t express my gratitude enough for Chance’s constant guidance through this grueling process.
Chance is the authority on post-conviction relief for sex offenders. No other attorney that I interviewed even came close in terms of knowledge, experience, and professionalism. On top of his expertise, Chance offers personal understanding of what it means to be in the vise-grip of anxiety about constantly changing registration laws.
If you have any opportunity at all for relief from registration and want the most competent counsel in California, don’t waste your time with other attorneys. Consult with Chance Oberstein first.
Janice Bellucci, Civil rights Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I give Chance Oberstein my highest recommendation as an attorney and as a human being. He is a man of integrity who provides wisdom to those who seek it. Chance is extremely knowledgeable regarding criminal defense matters and is able to achieve impressive results for his clients. He is a creative problem solver who works diligently to attain his clients' goals.