If you have been convicted of a crime, you most likely have experienced the repercussions of a criminal record. Fortunately, certain crimes are eligible for expungement, which can virtually eliminate the long-term effects of a criminal record. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys to learn more about expungement.
What crimes cannot be expunged in New Jersey?
Many crimes are simply ineligible for expungement in New Jersey. Some of which are as follows:
- Selling a controlled substance
- Aggravated sexual assault
Do I qualify for an expungement in NJ?
Fortunately, certain crimes and scenarios do qualify for expunction, such as the following:
- If you were arrested for a crime, though you were never convicted of that crime, you should qualify.
- You may qualify for expunction if you were convicted of a juvenile offense (generally after three years).
- Those who have received 3 or fewer disorderly persons convictions and one felony conviction may qualify. Additionally, those convicted of 4 disorderly persons offenses, though they were never convicted of a felony, may also qualify. Furthermore, if you have received more than one felony, there are certain exceptions and you may still receive an expungement, however, you cannot do so without the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
What do I have to do to get my record expunged in New Jersey?
First, you must retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who can prove that you deserve the expunction. Your attorney will then submit documentation regarding the crimes you want to be expunged, and from here, your attorney submits a letter to the court regarding all documents you’ve filed with the court, as well as a Petition for Expungement. Next, your attorney will provide the necessary government agencies with this information and attend a hearing. In many cases, as long as all requirements are satisfied, your record should be expunged and no longer available to the public. If you believe you qualify for a record expungement, reach out to our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys today.
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