Most drug crimes that involve distribution or possession with the intent to distribute drugs are not eligible for expungement in New Jersey. However, under particular circumstances where specific criteria are met, such drug offenses can in fact be expunged. At the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver, our attorneys meticulously scrutinize the facts surrounding our clients’ previous arrests in an effort to get their lives turned around through expungements of previously committed crimes. If your drug distribution case qualifies for expungement, then you should refer to our Expungements For Indictable Offenses page for more information. To discuss your unique situation and find out if you may be eligible to expunge certain drug charges from your criminal record, contact our offices in Toms River at (848) 238-2100. Our Ocean County expungement attorneys assist clients who have been convicted for drug possession, distribution, and intent to distribute and are seeking an expungement in Seaside Park, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Manchester, Brick, Lakewood, Jackson, and throughout Jersey Shore communities. We look forward to assisting you and consultations are always provided free of charge.
Can You Expunge a Drug Charge Conviction in New Jersey?
Please see the following statute in pertinent part for information on the expungement of distribution crimes
c. In the case of conviction for the sale or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance or possession thereof with intent to sell, expungement shall be denied except where the crimes relate to:
(1) Marijuana, where the total quantity sold, distributed or possessed with intent to sell was 25 grams or less, or
(2) Hashish, where the total quantity sold, distributed or possessed with intent to sell was five grams or less.
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As you can see, charges for the distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) or possession of a CDS with intent to distribute are only eligible for expungement when the conviction was for the distribution of marijuana where the amount sold, distributed, or possessed with intent to sell was less than 25 grams or hashish where the amount sold, distributed, or possessed with intent to sell was less than 5 grams. If you meet the following requirements, feel free to contact the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver so we can get started on your expungement petition. We are available 24/7 at (848) 238-2100 and conveniently located in Toms River.
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