Want to Expunge My Criminal Record in Burlington County
May 23, 2019
Need an Expungement in Burlington County, New Jersey
Have you been convicted of a criminal offense in New Jersey? Did this occur at the Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly or a local municipal court? If so, you may be eligible for an expungement of your criminal record. Our Burlington County law office constantly receives phone calls or inquiries from resident seeking expungements to clear their criminal record. Depending upon the type of offenses on your criminal record and the date of conviction, not everyone is eligible for an expungement. Contact our office in Evesham for an immediate and complimentary consultation with an attorney about how we can clean your criminal record in Burlington County.
Recently, the laws regarding expungements in New Jersey drastically changed. Specifically, on October 1, 2018, the legislature and governor’s office passed a bill that reduced the waiting period for filing an expungement and increased the eligibility requirements for individuals with multiple criminal convictions. If you meet these new requirements, then an expungement will remove the arrests and conviction from your public criminal criminal record. Call (609) 850-8284 today for a consultation with a Mt Holly NJ Expungement Attorney.
When Can I File for Expungement in New Jersey?
While the new changes to NJ’s expungement laws have reduced the waiting periods for filing an Expungement Petition, you must still be cautious to not file prematurely. The time periods currently are as follows: Juvenile Adjudication – Three (3) years; Adult Indictable Conviction – Six (6) years; Disorderly Persons Offense – Five (5) years: Municipal Ordinance – two (2) years; Arrest and Dismissal – No Wait Period.
How Many Crimes Can I Expunge in New Jersey?
This depends on what types of criminal offenses that exist on your criminal record. The number of felony indictable criminal offenses eligible for expungement remains at one (1). For disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, you can expunge up to four (4) convictions (if you have no felony convictions) or three (3) if you have one (1) felony conviction. Additionally, if you have multiple criminal convictions under a single Judgement of Conviction, then these will be treated as a single event under the “crime spree” exception.
However, not all criminal offense may be expunged. These types of offenses include criminal homicide, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, luring or enticing, certain drug offenses, robbery, arson, and other certain offenses.
Can I Expunge Pretrial Intervention (PTI)?
Yes. Pretial Intervention (PTI) is diversionary program in New Jersey that allows certain individuals to avoid a criminal conviction after successful completion of a probationary period. While completion of this program may help avoid a criminal record, you will still of a record that illustrates the original arrest and entry into PTI, which employers can view. Additionally, the recent amendments to New Jersey’s Expungement Laws allow individuals who had an indictable offense dismissed upon successful completion of PTI also have certain subsequent disorderly persons offenses dismissed. Contact our office for more information on this process.
Burlington NJ Lawyers for Removing a Criminal Record
Proetta, Oliver & Fay is a law firm that focuses its legal practice on criminal and expungement cases in New Jersey. If you need help cleaning your criminal record so that you can obtain employment or admission into an education institution, please contact our office at (609) 850-8284.