Expungement Lawyers in New Jersey
A criminal record can devastating to anyone’s future. If you have been arrested and convicted of a crime in New Jersey it is imperative that you expunge it from your record as soon as you can. With the economy the way it is, a criminal conviction could be the difference between you and another competitor getting your dream job. Furthermore, a criminal conviction could prevent someone from being accepted into their dream college, obtaining and/or maintaining professional licenses and even prevent someone from keeping their financial aid. To speak with one of the Monmouth County expungement lawyers at Proetta & Oliver, please contact our Middletown office at (732)858.6959.
Do I need an Attorney for an Expungement in NJ?
New Jersey’s expungement laws can be rather confusing at times. Not only are there certain crimes that are considered non-expungable but there are different time frames as well for certain degrees of crimes. To make things more complicated the legislatures have created certain loopholes and exceptions to the otherwise strict time frames. Therefore, it is imperative that you hire an experienced Monmouth County criminal defense attorney to expunge your criminal history. The attorneys at Proetta & Oliver are experienced Monmouth County criminal defense lawyers. Mr. Oliver almost exclusively handled the expungements for his previous firm. He understands the little nuances within the statute and has a knack for finding exceptions to the otherwise strict time frames for his clients. If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime, participated in a diversionary program like the conditional discharge program or has been arrested which ultimately resulted in a dismissal, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. If you would to discuss your options with Mr. Oliver or one of the other attorneys on staff then please feel free to contact our office at (732)858.6959. We are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible. Now here are some of the key subject matters when it comes to expungements in New Jersey.
Monmouth County NJ Expungement Attorneys
- Indictable Convictions
- Disorderly / Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses
- Diversionary Programs (Conditional Discharge / Pretrial Intervention / Conditional Dismissal)
- Arrest not Resulting in a Conviction
- Township Ordinances
- Youthful Drug Offenders
- Drug Court
Common Criminal Charges Expunged in New Jersey
The legislature has chosen to limit not only the number of crimes that an individual can expunge but also limits it to certain crimes. In other words, there are numerous offenses in New Jersey where the expungement process would not be available. For example, aggravated sexual assault, 1st degree drug distribution cases, robbery, luring and aggravated criminal sexual assault. Some of the most common offenses that we see being expunged in Monmouth County, include but are not limited too: drug possession, shoplifting, simple assault, theft, marijuana possession and local ordinances in Belmar. For more information on whether you are eligible for an expungement, please feel free to contact our office for an initial consultation.
Can I Expunge a DWI Conviction in NJ?
Unfortunately, New Jersey’s expungement laws does not allow for motor vehicle infractions, including driving while intoxicated offenses to be expunged. Furthermore, these offenses will never expire and will always remain in an individual’s drivers abstract.
Can I Own Firearms After I Expunge My Criminal Record?
By successfully petitioning the Court to expunge their criminal history, an individual could be eligible to lawfully possess a firearm in New Jersey again. However, in order to do so, they must first go through the traditional process and make application for a Firearms Purchasers Identification Card (FPIC). This application should be submitted through the Chief of Police of the town that the individual resides in. By having their criminal case history expunged, it would allow for them to answer certain questions on the application more favorably. This could certainly increase the individual’s chances of obtaining their FPIC and eventually, a firearm. For more information on gun permits in New Jersey, please including potential disqualifiers, click the link.
Looking to Speak with an Expungement Lawyer in Monmouth County
As you can imagine, a criminal record can have a tremendous affect on one’s life. They tend to rear their ugly head at the most inopportune times. All too often we talk to potential clients that call us in a panic stating that “I was told this wouldn’t show up… It happened twenty-five years ago” please remember, that arrests, convictions, ordinances and/or diversionary programs do not just go away. They must be expunged from your record. If you would like to come into our office and speak to Mr. Oliver about your options, please contact us directly at (732)858.6959. We serve all of Monmouth County including towns like Hazlet, Freehold, Belmar, Holmdel, Manasquan, Brielle, Asbury Park, Ocean Township and Tinton Falls. Also, as always our initial consultations are always free and please do not hesitate to file for an expungement as it is a rather lengthy process. In fact, it will take in excess of three months just to complete.