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Obtaining an Expungement

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Obtaining an expungement can relieve a great burden and barrier in an individual's life. An expungement officially clears your criminal record, keeping your past offenses secret and inaccessible to others. Any record of an arrest, trial, or conviction that has been expunged will be removed from your record and no longer held against you.

This can be of great benefit to you, as you will no longer be required to inform employers of your criminal past, and they will not be able to access that information during a background check. An expungement can also allow you to obtain professional licenses that were previously unavailable to you. However, we highly recommend that you only seek this legal benefit with the help of an experienced attorney, as the laws surrounding expungements in New Jersey can become complex.

Who is eligible for an expungement?

Offenses that are eligible for expungement include misdemeanors such as shoplifting, simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, and possessing or selling marijuana 25 grams or less.

Keep in mind that certain criminal offenses cannot be expunged, regardless of the circumstances. These crimes include:

  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Perjury
  • Robbery
  • Selling or creating child pornography, or compelling a child to commit an unlawful sexual act
  • Additionally, traffic offenses are ineligible for expungement, including DUI/DWI charges.

It is important to know that these laws are subject to change over time. If you find that you are not eligible for an expungement now, you may be in the future. On the other hand, you may stand a better chance at expungement than you think. Our New Jersey attorneys are prepared to provide excellent representation and make your case before the courts.

With the help of our skilled trial attorneys at Amdur, Maggs & Shor, you can pursue an expungement with confidence. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we can effectively advocate for you. Contact us today for a consultation regarding your petition for an expungement.