Municipal Ordinances are the lowest degree of criminal offenses in New Jersey. Similarly to indictable offenses and disorderly persons offenses, municipal ordinances may be expunged. These types of crimes may include urinating in public, noise violations, minor in possession of alcohol, and disorderly conduct. The consequences of a municipal ordinance usually include the payment of a fine. At the Law Offices of William A. Proetta, our lawyers handle Municipal Ordinance Expungements throughout Ocean County and New Jersey. If you have questions about the expungement process, you are wondering if you are eligible for an expungement in New Jersey, or you are seeking to expunge a municipal ordinance violation, call (848) 238-2100 today for a free consultation with an Ocean County expungement lawyer, or visit our conveniently located Toms River office so we can get started on your expungement today.
Please see the following statute regarding the expungement of Municipal Ordinances in New Jersey.
§ 2C:52-4. Ordinance
In all cases wherein a person has been found guilty of violating a municipal ordinance of any governmental entity of this State and who has not been convicted of any prior or subsequent crime, whether within this State or any other jurisdiction, and who has not been adjudged a disorderly person or petty disorderly person on more than two occasions, may, after the expiration of a period of 2 years from the date of his conviction, payment of fine, satisfactory completion of probation or release from incarceration, whichever is later, present a duly verified petition as provided in section 2C:52-7 herein to the Superior Court in the county in which the violation occurred praying that such conviction and all records and information pertaining thereto be expunged.
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As you can see from the above statute, a person is eligible for the expungement of a Municipal Ordinance in NJ if he or she has 1. never been convicted of a Crime (Indictable Offense); 2. not been convicted of more than two Disorderly Persons or Petty Disorderly Persons offenses; and 3. two years have passed since the final resolution of the matter. If you are unsure of whether your previous records contains Crimes or Disorderly Persons offenses, please refer to our Classification of Crimes page for better understanding or feel free to contact our office in Toms River to discuss your specific situation. If you meet the above requirements and would like to pursue the expungement of your Municipal Ordinance record, contact our Ocean County expungement attorneys today at (848) 238-2100.
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