Expungements

An expungement provides an individual with a mechanism to remove charges from their criminal records.  Every arrest is recorded, even those resulting in a dismissal.  Do not let an indiscretion of your past impact your future.  Have your criminal record sealed by court order.  This is increasingly important in our world of advanced technology where everything is merely a google search away.

Effective October 1, 2018, new amendments to the New Jersey expungement allow for an increased number of convictions, as well as, shorter waiting times to file your expungement.

Eligibility for Felony Convictions (Indictables):

Felony convictions can now be expunge in six (6) years, instead of ten (10).  However, Early Pathway, which includes only a five (5) year waiting period can still be applied for.

Increase in the Number of Expungeable Convictions:

Individuals with no felony convictions.  Four (4) disorderly persons/petty disorderly persons convictions may be expunged.

Individual with felony convictions.  Three (3) disorderly persons/petty disorderly persons convictions may be expunged.

Pretrial Intervention ("PTI") Bar is Removed: 

PTI admission no longer impacts the ability of a person to expunge convictions both before/after PTI.

Restitution/Fines:

None payment of restitution or fines is no longer a factor in the time tolling of eligibility.   Any outstanding balances would result in a civil judgment.

 

Please contact the firm at 973-346-2660 for a free consultation to see

if you are expungement eligible.