Is an arrest record or conviction keeping you from a good job, preventing you from earning more money or causing you embarrassment? If you have a criminal record in New Jersey, we want to help you get it expunged. We have helped expunge or seal more than 12,000 criminal records nationwide.
Many people in New Jersey are eligible to have their criminal record expunged. We are the nation’s leading criminal record clearing law firm. Take the first steps to a better life now by taking our free online evaluation and see if you are eligible to have your case expunged.
In New Jersey, if you were arrested and not convicted, it is possible to have your arrest and case record expunged, thus making it as if you were never arrested for the offense. Since 2016, new arrests that do not lead to convictions are usually expunged automatically by the court. However, if your dismissed charges still appear on your record, or if you completed Pre-Trial Diversion (PTI) or another diversion program, including Conditional Discharge or Conditional Dismissal, and six months have passed since the charges were dismissed, then you could be eligible for an expungement. Once the arrest and case are expunged, the information will no longer be accessible, except in limited circumstances, and it will not show on background checks.
If you were convicted of a crime in New Jersey, you may be eligible to expunge your conviction. Municipal ordinance violations, petty disorderly persons violations and disorderly persons violations are similar to what other states classify as misdemeanor convictions. Indictable offenses are similar to what other states classify as felony convictions.
In order to expunge a municipal ordinance violation the following requirements must be met:
The following requirements must be met in order to expunge a disorderly persons violation:
In order to expunge an indictable offense conviction the following requirements must be met:
Certain crimes are not eligible to be expunged (generally these include sex crimes, murder, manslaughter, arson, crimes against children, robbery, sale of hard drugs, and other crimes). Also, motor vehicle offenses in New Jersey, including DUIs, are not eligible for expungement.
In early 2016, the passage of P.L. 2015, c.261, authorizes the Court to order the expungement of records related to the completion of a special probation under N.J.S.A.2C35-14, N.J.S.A.2C:35-14.2, or N.J.S.A.2C45-1, upon a person's successful discharge. If you completed a special probation which included a substance abuse treatment program, you may be eligible to have your record expunged.
If you were convicted of an offense under chapter 35 (controlled dangerous substances) or chapter 36 (drug paraphernalia) for the possession or use of a controlled dangerous substance, convicted of violating 2A:170-77.5 (sale or distribution without a prescription), or convicted of violating 2A:170-77.8 (unlawful use, sale, and possession of legend drugs or stramonium) you may be eligible to have your record expunged.
Expungement means that the arrest, conviction, and any proceeding related is deemed to have not occurred except in limited circumstances. Once the arrest and case are expunged then the information will no longer appear, except in limited circumstances, and will not show on background checks.
We start the same day you sign up. We have a lot of experience handling New Jersey expungement cases, and we know how to get your case expunged as fast as possible. The time it takes varies by court, but the typical case in New Jersey takes between seven to eight months. The courts operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you start, the sooner your record is cleared. In most cases, you will not have to physically appear in court. We will handle all the work, and you can sit back and track the progress of your case online.
Our flat fee includes all costs. We will conduct the research, file the necessary motions, respond to written or oral opposition from the prosecutor's office and send one of our attorneys to court to argue the case in front of the judge.
We have a money-back guarantee on most cases. We also have a low-price guarantee. Just show us a competitor’s quote or ad and we will match it.
Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update* service allows us to have the leading background check companies reflect changes to your criminal record in less than 14 days, instead of months and even years like our competitors.
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Please note, Courts and/or District Attorneys typically require that all eligible offenses be expunged at one time. Therefore, there is an additional fee for each additional eligible case you may have. It is $200 for each additional disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons conviction and $100 for each arrest offense without conviction.
The price is $1295 for expungement of an indictable offense (felony) conviction for which 10 years have not passed since completion, expungement of disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons (misdemeanor) offense for which 5 years has not passed since completion, and expungement of controlled dangerous substance/drug distribution offenses.
In some instances a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation report may need to be obtained. This may require you to be fingerprinted and you may need to pay an additional approximate amount of $25.
** 50% money-back guarantee does not include court costs or filing fees. The money-back guarantee is 25% if the Prosecutor objects.
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