Erasing Your New Jersey Criminal Record
A criminal record can extremely limit your educational and employment opportunities especially in today’s market. However, the big secret is that with a little help from an experienced expungement lawyer most people can get their records cleared. Expunging your record allows you to answer “No” to employers when they ask if you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime. Moreover, background checks will show nothing, with the exception of certain law enforcement and government agencies. At Proetta & Oliver, our law firm helps clients throughout the state wipe their damaging permanent records. Contact our office, located in Mountainside, to speak with an expungement attorney today regarding your eligibility at (908) 838-0150 for absolutely free.
Am I Eligible for an Expungement?
If you have ever been charged with a crime in New Jersey there is a public record of it — whether the arrest ultimately led to a conviction, plea, downgrade or complete dismissal — a “footprint” or trail of evidence of the charge remains. New Jersey law provides for the opportunity to have most criminal convictions expunged. We represent and help clients in expunging some of the following records:
- Expunge Record of Arrest
- Municipal Ordinance Expungment
- Disorderly Persons Offense Expungement (Misdemeanor)
- Expunge Indictable Convictions (Felony)
- Juvenile Record
- Expungement of Drug Offenses (under 21 years old)
Before you begin the lengthy procedure of an expungement, you must first determine whether you are even statutorily eligible to file an expungement application. The rules governing expungements in New Jersey are complex and intricate and even most experienced attorneys are not well versed on all the conditions. Once you determine your eligibility, you must file applications and copies to as many as 12 different government departments and organizations throughout the State and can take several months for your record to be fully expunged. Your eligibility and waiting period will depend entirely on your prior record, such as, if you were convicted, the nature of the offense, what you ultimately pled to, and any previous or subsequent convictions. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for an expungement right away, you may have to wait as long as 10 years, or you may not even be eligible at all. Our law firm takes the time to carefully evaluate your specific circumstances to determine whether you can apply for an expungement and if the time is proper.
Expungement Lawyer in Elizabeth · (908) 838-0150
Attempting to expunge your arrest or conviction record without a lawyer can be as confusing and frustrating as representing yourself in court. We know the process and will work efficiently to get your expungement taken care of as quickly as possible. If you would like to discuss the your eligibility for an expungement and the details of your case with an experienced expungement lawyer contact our Mountainside Office at (908) 838-0150 for a free initial consultation.