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If you have a criminal record in New Jersey, you may be eligible for expungement, a legal process that can help you clear your record and regain control over your future. I have extensive experience guiding individuals through the expungement process, providing them with a fresh start and a clean slate.

What is Expungement?

Expungement is the legal process of erasing or sealing a person’s criminal record. When your record is expunged, it’s as if the arrest or conviction never happened, allowing you to move forward without the burden of a criminal past.

Eligibility for Expungement in New Jersey

In New Jersey, eligibility for expungement depends on several factors, including the type of offense, the disposition of the case, and the time that has passed since the completion of your sentence or probation. Common offenses that may be eligible for expungement include:

  • Certain drug offenses
  • Disorderly persons offenses
  • Indictable offenses
  • Municipal ordinance violations
  • Juvenile offenses

Our experienced attorneys will assess your specific situation and determine your eligibility for expungement under New Jersey law.

The Expungement Process

The expungement process in New Jersey involves several steps, which can be complex and time-consuming. Our dedicated legal team will guide you through each stage, including:

  1. Determining Eligibility: We’ll review your criminal record and determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for expungement.
  2. Filing Petition: We will prepare and file a petition for expungement with the appropriate court.
  3. Obtaining Records: We’ll work to obtain all necessary records, including police reports, court records, and probation documents.
  4. Notification: We will notify all relevant parties, including law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and the Attorney General’s Office.
  5. Hearing: In some cases, a hearing may be required to present your case to a judge.
  6. Expungement Granted: Once your expungement is granted, your record will be cleared, and you can legally state that you have not been arrested or convicted.

Benefits of Expungement

Expunging your criminal record can have a profound impact on your life. Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved Employment Opportunities: Expungement can open up new job prospects by allowing you to pass background checks.
  • Housing Opportunities: It may become easier to secure housing as landlords often conduct criminal background checks.
  • Licensure: Some professional licenses may become more attainable with a clean record.
  • Peace of Mind: Achieving a clean slate can provide a sense of closure and a fresh start.

Contact Me Today

If you’re ready to explore the possibility of expunging your criminal record in New Jersey, contact Michael Justice, Esq. for a confidential consultation. I am here to help you understand your options and guide you through the expungement process. Don’t let a past mistake hold you back from the future you deserve.


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