Can I Get an Expungement

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, arrests, fingerprints, photographs, “rap sheets”, … Read moreCan I Get an Expungement

How Long Does Expungement Take

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 is a in-person hearing required, … Read moreHow Long Does Expungement Take

Gun Rights and Expungement

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 might not be able … Read moreGun Rights and Expungement

Expungement Basics and Benefits

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. If records are expunged, those … Read moreExpungement Basics and Benefits

Juvenile Expungement

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 the commission of an act by a … Read moreJuvenile Expungement

Expunge Arrest Record

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 for expungement of the arrest … Read moreExpunge Arrest Record