Are you being haunted by a New Jersey criminal charge in your past, even though you were never convicted? Is it preventing you from getting a job or just getting on with your life? If so, there is good news! That arrest can be erased or "expunged." Once that happens, if anyone asks if you have ever been arrested, you can honestly say, "No!"

How Does Expungement Work?

Under New Jersey law, any person arrested for a crime (felony), disorderly or petty disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor), or municipal ordinance violation, where it was discharged without conviction may apply for an expungement at any time after the disposition of the criminal proceedings.

But What If I Had a Conditional Discharge?

If you were arrested for drug possession, and the charge was ultimately dismissed due to a Conditional Discharge, the situation is a little different. Where the charges were dismissed after the successful completion of a supervisory treatment program, you have to wait at least six months following the dismissal of the charges.

Can You Help Me with My Expungement?

If you live here in southern New Jersey and are looking to "clean up your act" and get the skeletons out of your closet, I may be able to be of assistance. Please call me at 856-432-4113 or contact me through this site to schedule a free consultation in my Woodbury office to discuss your situation.

You can also take the quiz to the right to see if you would qualify.

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