Many people are not aware that if they are arrested, even if their case is dismissed or they were found not guilty, the record of the arrest still exists. The records become part of what is commonly referred to as your “criminal record.” These records are made public and can have a serious affect with your ability to get a job, housing, an education, loans and grants, special licenses, promotions, and security clearances, among other things. If this situation applies to you, you need an experienced Robbinsville expungement lawyer who can help.
Our expungement lawyers will help you succeed in having your record expunged, meaning that law enforcement agencies, including the police department and the prosecutor’s office, will be ordered to destroy their records of your arrest and/or conviction. When that occurs, if asked about your history, you can legally state that you have never been convicted of a crime.
Every offense or arrest requires a different amount of time one must wait before the expungement is filed. The following is a list of waiting periods for each conviction, which our New Jersey criminal and expungement lawyers can explain thoroughly.
Below is a chart that does a brief summary of the expungement law.
|Indictable Offenses||One conviction plus 2 DP’s||10 years from completion of sentence|
|Disorderly Persons||Up to 3 DP convictions||5 years from completion of sentence|
|Municipal Ordinances||Unlimited Amount||2 years from completion of sentence|
|Juvenile Delinquency||Most Offenses (unless prohibited as an adult)||5 years from completion of sentence|
|Arrests not resulting in Convictions||Immediately upon dismissal|
|Conditional Discharges/Pretrial Invention||6 months from completion of probation|
There are a number of beneficial reasons to hire an experienced Mercer County expungement lawyer with your petition to the court. For example, in order to complete an application for expungement, a number of documents must be collected and filed which can be a difficult task without the assistance of a professional. Specifically, you will need detailed information about the offense such as summons or complaint number, arresting agency, criminal charge and corresponding statutory number, arrest date, and disposition in court. Let the experience expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Joanna M. Perilli, LLC, guide you in obtaining all the necessary documents, which will expedite the process, and enable you to move on with your life – crime free.
Joanna Perilli, Esq., has represented countless numbers of individuals charged with a variety of crimes and drug offenses who are in need of expungements. Our Robbinsville expungement attorneys can represent you throughout the entire state of New Jersey, including the Counties of Burlington, Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson; and the municipalities of : Robbinsville, East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton Township, Princeton Borough, Trenton, West Windsor; Bordentown, Burlington, Chesterfield, Florence, Hainesport, Mansfield, Mount Laurel, New Hanover, Pemberton, Southampton, Springfield, Westampton, Willingboro, Cherry Hill, Maple Shade; Carteret, Cranbury, East Brunswick, Edison, Metuchen, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, South Brunswick, Woodbridge, Sayreville, Plainsboro; West Amwell, East Amwell, Raritan, Flemington, Franklin, Readington, Clinton, Union and More…