New Jersey Expungement Lawyers

A thorough background check is routine these days whether you are applying for a job, housing, a professional license, trying to get into college, or even volunteering to coach your child’s soccer team.  More often than not, you will be asked to disclose, in writing, if you have ever been arrested or convicted of a criminal offense. While it is tempting (and not uncommon) for people to gloss over their criminal records, in today’s world in which criminal records are available instantaneously, it is not a risk worth taking.  In fact, lying on an application can be cause for dismissal, making your situation even worse.

An expungement of your record will allow you to answer NO to these questions about your past – it gives you a blank slate, a second chance.  If properly applied for and granted with the appropriate authorities, any information regarding apprehension, arrest, detention, trial or disposition of an offense within the criminal or juvenile court or related proceedings are considered not to have occurred.

Eligibility In New Jersey

N.J.S.A.2C:52-1 through N.J.S.A. 2C:52-32 describes in detail the eligibility, terms and requirements for expungement in the state of New Jersey.  The process by which expungement is complicated, but with experienced counsel like the criminal defense team at Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC it is quite possible that your record can be wiped clean in just a matter of a few months, including:

Criminal Charges That Can Be Expunged In New Jersey

Learn more in our post: What Crimes Can Be Expunged in NJ?

It is important to note, however, that there are some cases in which expungement is not possible, with some exceptions, for the most serious of crimes, including:

Criminal Charges That Can Not Be Expunged

However, if enough time has passed without a repeat offense or other conditions, it still might be possible to seek expungement of your criminal record.  In light of the far-reaching relief that a clean record grants, and all the potential doors it could open for you in life, work, and your relationships, it is worth investigating with the assistance of competent legal counsel.

Contact our New Jersey expungement lawyers

The New Jersey criminal defense team, including former prosecutors, at Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC is standing by to assist you with your desire to expunge hurtful criminal information from your record.  Call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online.  Your initial consultation is free. We will come to you or you can schedule an appointment at one of our offices in WoodbridgeWatchung or Lyndhurst NJ.