Middlesex County NJ Expungement Lawyer
Help to Expunge your Criminal Record in Edison, New Jersey
A criminal record is often accompanied by years of limitations and restrictions. Individuals with criminal records have major difficulties in pursuing common benefits and opportunities including education, scholarships, jobs, loans and more. Expungement is a great option to clear a person’s record of an arrest and/or conviction that might do serious damage to their reputation and job prospects long after the fact. But will you be able to get your record expunged? Generally speaking, only certain very serious, felony-level offenses are ineligible for expungement. This includes charges for kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, arson, child endangerment, and certain drug trafficking offenses. On the other hand, many disorderly persons and even indictable charges are precisely the type of offenses that can be expunged. Since your eligibility is determined by the particular charges and dispositions on your record and how long ago they occurred, you should speak to an attorney who can examine your record in its entirety and determine your eligibility.
An experienced expungement attorney provides the possibility to get the record of you or your loved one cleared. Proetta & Oliver, LLC, is a criminal defense firm that often represents clients who seek expungements. Our lawyers handle expungements on a regular basis, and we are happy to help you assess whether you are eligible to expunge your record now or in the future, and if you so choose, to handle the entire expungement process on your behalf. Led by Middlesex County expungement attorney William Proetta, our attorneys assist clients in Edison, Piscataway, Old Bridge, North Brunswick, and throughout the area, in order to help put our clients on track toward a better future. Call (732) 659-9600 today to find out if you are eligible for an expungement and receive a cost-free consultation.
Expungement Attorney in New Brunswick NJ
Expungements, when granted, can clear:
- Arrest records
- Municipal ordinance violation records
- Disorderly persons offense records (misdemeanor)
- Indictable convictions and (felony) records
- Juvenile records
- Drug offenses (under 21 years old)
The New Jersey Expungement Process
When an individual who is under the age of 18 has committed a juvenile offense, the record is usually sealed when he or she becomes an adult. For clients who are adults at the time of the commission of a crime, the expungement process begins with the gathering all necessary records and filing papers with the court. Not all of our clients are eligible to have their criminal records expunged. For example, expungements are not possible for certain offenses or multiple convictions.
Expungement is complex process that requires the guidance of a knowledgeable lawyer. The proper application must be completed and submitted to several New Jersey government departments and organizations. The time frame is unpredictable, and it can be months before your record is fully expunged. Often, the time it takes for expungements are granted depend upon factors such as whether or not there was a conviction, the type of offense, the plea offered, and the extent of the criminal record of the applicant.
At Proetta & Oliver, our attorneys take the time to evaluate all of the necessary facts and documents as well as our clients’ specific circumstances in order to determine whether and when our clients can apply for an expungement. We will then file the correct and necessary petitions to make sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently.
What Happens If You Get An Expungement in New Jersey?
Once a record is expunged, you or your loved one can legally claim that you have not been arrested or convicted. You can pass employment, education, housing, and other background checks. With the understandable and limited exception of certain courts and government law enforcement departments, no one can see your record and your privacy and freedom are untouched.
Contact Woodbridge NJ Expungement Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you have questions about an expungement in Middlesex County, New Jersey, call today for a free consultation or schedule an appointment to speak with one of our highly experienced expungement lawyers about your specific situation. Call (732) 659-9600 or contact us online here. Phones are answered 24 hours a day. Our office is conveniently located in Edison. Hablamos Español.