Helping Clients With Criminal Record Expungement
In this competitive job market, having even a relatively minor conviction for a misdemeanor or municipal court violation can prevent a person from landing the job or getting into the school of his or her choice. Fortunately, there is an option that may clear a criminal record: expungement. An expungement is the isolation of a criminal record so that it is essentially sealed and no longer publicly available. With an expungement, you can now truthfully state that you have never been arrested or convicted of a crime.
- In New Jersey, only a certain number of individuals are eligible for expungement. Your criminal record must include no more than three disorderly persons’ convictions or two disorderly persons’ convictions and one indictable offense conviction. You generally are not eligible for an expungement if you have two indictable offense convictions.
- In addition to having a record that may be expunged, you must also wait the correct amount of time after you have completed your sentence for any convictions.
- Last, it is important to know that even if you were never convicted of a crime, any arrest will still show up on your record. You can have an arrest that resulted in a dismissal expunged from your criminal record as well.
Our lawyers can quickly determine if you are eligible for an expungement. If you are, the lawyers at Robinson & Robinson can file a petition in Superior Court and advocate for your right to receive an expungement.