If you are granted an expungement, all records relating to your arrest, apprehension, and trial are considered not to have occurred. Only certain offenses may be expunged in New Jersey. N.J.S.A. 2c:52-1 through N.J.S.A. 2C:52-32 contain valuable information about the expungement process.
An arrest or conviction can hinder one in life. Job applications and educational institutions generally request an applicant to acknowledge whether they have been arrested, charged with a crime, or whether they have been convicted. This problem can very easily be resolved with an expungement.
The government may oppose your request for an expungement. It is important to have a qualified attorney represent your interests. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation. We will review the facts of your case to determine whether you qualify for an expungement.