Have you had a "youthful transgression" in New Jersey that you regret and wish would go away? Is it interfering with you getting a job or moving on with your life? Then perhaps an expungement of the charges would be in order!

But what is an expungement? Well, it is defined as being "the extraction and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement or criminal justice agency concerning a person's detection, apprehension, arrest, detention, trial, or disposition of an offense within the criminal justice system."

Translated from the legalese, this means the wiping out of minor criminal convictions or arrests from the public record. Once it is entered, the arrest, conviction, and any proceedings related to the offense are deemed never to have taken place (with some exceptions).

What Sorts of Things Can Be Expunged?

An expungement can wipe away a multitude of sins, including:

  • Disorderly or petty disorderly persons offenses (misdemeanors)
  • Violations of municipal ordinances
  • Arrests of any felony, misdemeanor, or ordinance where there was no conviction

Expungements are a one-shot deal, so they should be used only once. If you are looking to "clean up your act" and get the skeletons out of your closet, this can be just the thing!

Can You Help?

If you are looking to expunge some arrests and/or convictions in your past that occurred in the Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem or Cumberland County, area, have decided that you need an expungement and are ready to take action, then click on this link to schedule a call with me. Don’t let your past hold you back from a better future!

If you are not sure you are ready to hire a lawyer, but want more information, then download my free book, What Everyone Should Know About Getting a NJ Expungement to get the answers you're looking for!

Want to see if you are even eligible for an expungement? Take the quiz to the right and see!

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Bankruptcy, Collections, Student Loan, DUI and Traffic Court attorney in Woodbury, NJ.