NJ Expungement Resources

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Domestic Violence Expungement

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Domestic violence is not a crime in and of itself in New Jersey. There are no domestic violence laws or statutes that make up charges you can be convicted of. Instead, domestic violence is a term used to categorize certain crimes carried out against a person protected by the Domestic…

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Expungement Cost in New Jersey

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How much does it cost to expunge a record? In New Jersey, the cost of an expungement varies based on the method you use. In this article, we will outline three common methods and the approximate costs associated with each. Do-it-yourself: ~$200 Some people decide to apply for an expungement…

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Expunge Arrest Record

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If a person is arrested in New Jersey, they will get a criminal record. Even if they are not convicted or found guilty of the crime they are arrested for, a criminal record still exists, and will reflect their arrest. In many instances, this record may qualify for expungement. Eligibility…

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Juvenile Expungement

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In New Jersey, a juvenile is defined as a person 17 years of age or younger. The most common juvenile criminal offenses are drug-related offenses, theft and shoplifting, disorderly conduct, assault, alcohol-related offenses (“Baby DWI”), and burglary. A juvenile charged with a crime faces a juvenile adjudication of delinquency. Delinquency means…

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Municipal Ordinance Violation Expungement

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A Municipal Ordinance is a law passed by the local government, as opposed to the State. This includes laws passed by a specific city, town, or county. The violations will vary depending on the area, but common Municipal Ordinance violations include disturbing the peace, loitering, illegal consumption of alcohol, disobedience to…

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Expungement Basics and Benefits

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According to New Jersey law, an expungement is the removal of all records on file from any court, detention/correctional facility, law enforcement or criminal justice agency or juvenile justice agency.  The records that are removed concern an individual’s arrest, detention, trial or ruling within the criminal or juvenile justice system. …

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Gun Rights and Expungement

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The NJ firearm application does not consider convictions where you record has been expunged, but, pursuant to federal law, does limit gun rights for those convicted of domestic violence or subject to a domestic violence related court order. This means that if you have a domestic violence conviction on your record, you…

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How Long Does Expungement Take

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An expungement is a removal of a criminal charge from one’s record.  Any person can file for expungement of a prior criminal offense in New Jersey, up to and including certain felony offenses. The process from filing the expugnemnet petition to getting it granted typically takes 3-4 months. If there…

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Can I Get an Expungement

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In New Jersey “expungement” means the separation and sealing of criminal records on file with a court or correctional facility that concern a persons arrest, detention, trial, or conviction within the criminal justice system. Records that may be expunged include complaints filed against a person, warrants for a persons arrest,…

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