In the state of New Jersey, an expungement is used to remove all records within the state court system. A Superior Court Judge can grant an order that essentially removes any convictions or arrest that are on your criminal record. If successful, any of your past arrest are considered to not have happened. Only some offenses are eligible for expungement, so it is imperative that you speak with one of our qualified attorney to discuss the possibility of success.

We have the ability to expunge the following from your record:

  • Juvenile record
  • Record of arrest
  • Municipal Ordinance Violation
  • Felony Convictions including Indictable Offenses
  • Drug Offenses (under 21 years old)

Expunging your record could play a huge role in your future. With colleges, employers, and professional licensing boards routinely running background checks, it is crucial that you speak to a qualified attorney about an expungement. With a successful expungement, you will be able to answer “no” to an employer asking if you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime.

There are, however, crimes that are ineligible for expungement.
These include:

  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Luring or Enticing
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Criminal Sexual Contact if Victim is a Minor
  • Criminal Restraint
  • Robbery
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Perjury

In New Jersey, you can normally expunge one (1) criminal conviction or offense. You can expunge arrests if the charges were dismissed. Qualifications for Expungement differ depending on each individual’s situation. Normally, five (5) years must elapse after the payment of all fines and completion of any sentence (including probation), to be qualified for an expungement. If your case has been dismissed, you can file for an expungement immediately. If you complete a diversionary program such as Pre Trial Intervention (P.T.I.) the waiting period if eighteen (18) months. Expungements are complicated and require an experienced attorney to assist you.

If you would like to discuss your case, you can contact us at 877-580-2200, use the form at the right, or email us at contact@southjerseylawyers.com

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