Expungement refers to the legal removal of a conviction or an arrest from a person’s criminal record. This can be a powerful improvement in your life in light of the negative and long-lasting impact a criminal record can have on a person’s career, education, family and finances. In New Jersey, record expungement presents a great opportunity for thousands of men and women to leave their past where it belongs — in the past.
New Jersey law allows for the expungement of drug arrests and certain drug convictions — meaning that the arrest or conviction is considered to never have occurred. The help of a knowledgeable attorney is critical if you are interested in pursuing the expungement of a drug-related conviction for a crime such as drug possession. As former prosecutors, the attorneys at Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law are uniquely positioned to help you expunge your record.
New Jersey’s New Expungement Laws
Recent changes in expungement laws directly benefit those who were arrested and subsequently convicted of a crime and have led a crime-free lifestyle in the intervening time period. Convicted individuals who have graduated from drug court – those who have successfully completed the state’s probation program for drug addicts – might see their entire criminal record wiped clean.
Also, now individuals who have five convictions for a disorderly persons drug offense may have their record cleared.
Anyone convicted of distributing or possession with the intent to distribute drugs may be eligible for an expungement if there are compelling circumstances.
Are You Eligible To Clear Your Record Of A Drug Offense?
Our lawyers have helped countless clients obtain clean records through expungement and record sealing. We can help you:
- Understand the benefits of expungement regarding job prospects, school admission, financial aid, military service or law enforcement service
- Understand if you or a loved one is eligible for expungement regarding specific drug offenses
- Get a clear idea about how expungement works, how long it will take and how much it will cost
- Pursue appropriate action with the courts if an expungement is possible
Whether your case involves a conviction for possession of marijuana, cocaine or another controlled substance, or another drug crime, our firm can answer your questions and help you explore your options for expungement.
Get Your Questions Answered In A Free Consultation
Send us a message or call 201-212-4532 for a free consultation about drug offenses and record expungement. From offices in Hackensack and North Haledon, New Jersey, and the Bronx, we primarily represent clients from Hudson, Passaic and Bergen counties and throughout New York.