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New Jersey Expungement Lawyer: Expunge an Adult Criminal Record

September 25, 2017

New Jersey Expungement Lawyer: How to Expunge an Adult Criminal Record

A criminal record can complicate many aspects of life. A job search or even finding housing can be made difficult with a criminal record for even a minor offense in New Jersey. Fortunately, there is an option available to anyone suffering from past charges. In New Jersey, those with a criminal past can apply to have their criminal record expunged if they fulfill several qualifications.

Having a criminal record expunged in New Jersey means that the criminal charges are treated as if they never happened. Therefore, past offenses do not need to be reported to employers or landlords, eliminating many of the complications that arise from having a criminal record. While the records will not be destroyed, they will be sealed away and inaccessible to most authority figures.

What Makes You Eligible for Expungement?

Not all crimes are eligible for expungement. Particularly serious crimes, such as a violent felony or a sex offense, are generally ineligible. Otherwise, expungement procedures rely upon the following factors:

  • Whether the offender was successfully convicted of the crime
  • How severe the crime was if convicted
  • The amount of time since arrest/conviction
  • Completion of the terms of sentence, including incarceration, probation, and any programs
  • Any additional crimes that the offender has been convicted of in the past

A relatively minor crime with a full sentence served after some time has passed will be easier to expunge than a more serious and recent crime. The latter can still be expunged, but there may simply be a longer period of time before eligibility.

Applying for Expungement in New Jersey

In New Jersey, if you were arrested or detained but not convicted of a crime, you can always apply for expungement. In the case of an actual conviction, a waiting period will be determined depending on the nature of the crime and sentence given. After this waiting period, the offender may apply for expungement as well. In such situations, it is important to have a skilled and effective Cherry Hill expungement lawyer to help.

New Jersey Expungement Lawyer Michele Finizio Helps to Eliminate Criminal Records

If you or someone you know feel that they are eligible for having their criminal record expunged, New Jersey expungement lawyer at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio can help. From our offices in Moorestown, New Jersey, we serve clients in Burlington County, Camden County, and throughout South Jersey. Call us at 856-888-9059 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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