Expungement Of Arrest Records

In New Jersey, the law allows a person to have certain arrests removed from his or her criminal record. This expungement of records can be especially valuable for individuals whose jobs or educational pursuits require them to have a clean record. Some employers, universities, colleges and military recruiters may look unfavorably on any arrest, even if it was false or if it did not lead to a conviction.

If you or a loved one was arrested for a drug offense, assault, shoplifting or another alleged crime, you may be looking to have that arrest permanently removed from your record. Our firm can help with this process if you qualify for an expungement.

Recent Changes Could Benefit You

In April 2016, new laws went into effect in New Jersey that shorten the wait time for some convicted individuals. People convicted of certain crimes are eligible to apply for expungement five years after the date of conviction, termination of probation or release from prison — whichever is later, if the expungement is in the public interest. In addition, the new law allows people convicted of disorderly persons offenses to apply for expungement after three years, if it is in the public interest. Schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable defense lawyer today to learn more about your new rights.

We Understand How Expungement Works

At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, we concentrate on the practice of criminal defense. We understand how expungement works in New Jersey. If you are concerned about an arrest record, our attorneys can assist you by:

  • Advising you regarding your criminal record and the impact a past or current arrest may have on your career, education or family
  • Processing the appropriate expungement paperwork on your behalf
  • Examining whether a criminal conviction can be expunged if the type of offense and elapsed time meet the requirements of the law, which have changed recently
  • Addressing any current criminal charges in a strong, strategic manner

Everyone's situation is different. Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can work with you to help you reach your goals.

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