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EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS LAWYER IN CHERRY HILL, NJ

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Helps Clients Seek Record Expungement in Camden County, Gloucester County, and Burlington County, NJ

Expungements of criminal arrests and convictions in New Jersey are handled differently than in many states. All expungement petitioners are required to file an expungement request that is done using a standard application kit. The form will request specific information concerning the arrest or conviction in question.

The NJ state legislature has set forth qualifications for those who are eligible for criminal record sealing, which does allow for adult record sealing, as well as typical requests from juveniles. While the rules are more lax for juvenile requests, adults face a more stringent test. For both groups, each expungement is for each particular conviction and entire records are rarely sealed completely for adults. Three disorderly persons offenses is the limit in New Jersey.

Record sealing is a very serious matter in New Jersey and it is important to ensure that the request will be handled appropriately if there is any hope for a successful outcome. You need to speak with a qualified NJ criminal defense lawyer about your expungement application.

Having an Attorney for Your NJ Criminal Record Expungement Is Important

Merely filing a petition and providing no explanation of why an expungement should be allowed is normally not a successful plan for a novice applicant. An experienced criminal attorney can vouch for the fact that the information submitted is correct and that the candidate has learned from their experience. An attorney can also help with filing the application, which will give you the best chance of actually winning the ruling. In addition, there is normally a hearing process that is conducted according to the rules of the court — and petitioners are not given allowances for not knowing the rules of procedure.

Not All Criminal Offenses Are Eligible for Expungement in New Jersey

Typically, the only crimes or misdemeanors that are eligible for record sealing in NJ are disorderly persons convictions. Additionally, the rules for eligibility are strict. The convicted petitioner is not qualified for expungement of a conviction until after five (5) years have passed — and provided that the petitioner has not been convicted of another crime during that time.

Moreover, certain criminal histories for robbery 2C:15-1, perjury 2C:28-1, or aggravated assault 2C:12-1 cannot be expunged because they are specifically denied by legislation. In addition, a New Jersey Superior Court judge must also evaluate the request before issuing the ruling.

Free Consultation with an Experienced Monroe, NJ Criminal Record Expungement Attorney

It is important to understand that merely being eligible for an expungement does not necessarily mean that the ruling will be issued. Having an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney like Michele Finizio is a real advantage when your case must be presented in an open hearing. Attorney Finizio has assisted clients with expungements throughout NJ, including Gloucester Township, Pennsauken, Monroe Township, West Deptford, Mount Laurel, and Willingboro.

Contact Attorney Finizio now to discuss your criminal expungement. You can schedule a free consultation at the law firm’s office in Moorestown, NJ.

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“First class representation. Michele was my son’s attorney after he made a slight but bad decision that hurt no one, but one that potentially could have a caused a lifetime of employment problems in the future, despite having a four year college degree. First of all Michele was very proactive in protecting his rights. Rights we were not even aware of. She provided quick and reliable answers to our questions. Before we met with her our anxiety and worry was insatiable. The peace we felt after our first consultation alleviated all that and we knew we picked the right attorney. Her excellent negotiation skills resulted in a settling his case quickly and without conviction.

We owe a debt of gratitude for her service. I was shocked at how much she was able to do for my son. She is a solid lawyer who is honest and works to insure the best possible outcome for her client is achieved.”
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- Former Client

“I could not had ask for a better attorney. Michele Finizio treated my case and the case of those I’ve recommended as if we were part of her family. She gave it all she had, made her voice and case be heard in court and made it count, and we had the best possible outcome, thanks to her experience and expertise. Thank you very much for an outstanding job.”
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"Michele is an outstanding, no “beating around the bush” lawyer. She has done a remarkable job as a lawyer for me. Before Michele, I did not get along with Criminal Lawyers – she comes HIGHLY recommended by me to anyone who needs a Criminal Lawyer."
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