Ocean County NJ Expungement Lawyer
Attorneys to Expunge Your Criminal Record in Toms River, New Jersey
Often, when individuals are convicted of crimes, they are so focused on the short-term penalties (jail, fines, probation, etc.) that they fail to realize the long-term effects that can haunt them well into the future. A criminal record can be accompanied by years of limitations and restrictions that lead to major difficulties in pursuing common benefits and opportunities including education, scholarships, jobs, loans and more. An experienced Ocean County expungement attorney will provide the opportunity to get your record or the record of your loved one cleared. At the our law firm, our criminal defense attorneys often represent clients who seeking to expunge previous criminal records. Many of our clients are well into their adulthood and still suffering the consequences of mistakes they made as children. It is our pleasure to assist individuals in need of this kind of service. Led by Ocean County expungement lawyer William Proetta, our attorneys assist clients in Toms River, Lakewood Township, Brick, Jackson, Manchester, and throughout Ocean County in order to help put our clients on track toward a better future. To discuss your eligibility for an expungement with one of our expungement attorneys, contact our offices in Toms River today at (848) 238-2100. We are available immediately to assist you and consultations are always provided free of charge.
Expungement Attorney in Jackson Township NJ
Under the right circumstances and depending upon your particular criminal background, expungements can clear:
- Municipal Ordinance Violations
- Disorderly Persons Offenses
- Indictable Offenses
- Limited Drug Distribution Offenses
- Expungement of Arrest Record
- Young Drug Offenders (Under 21)
The New Jersey Expungement Process
Various types of convictions, crimes, and individual circumstances lend themselves to varying rules and procedures concerning expungement law. When a person under the age of 18 commits 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. Then, essential documents are to be filed 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 such as 2nd degree heroin distribution, perjury, or multiple convictions.
Expungements are complex processes that require the guidance of a knowledgeable New Jersey expungement lawyer. The proper application and certifications must be completed and submitted to several New Jersey government departments and organizations. The time frame is unpredictable, often taking months before your record is fully expunged. Often, the time frame surrounding the granting of expungements depend upon factors such as whether or not there was a conviction, the type of offense, the plea offered, previous admission into diversion programs, and the extent of the criminal record of the applicant.
Attorney Will Proetta and our seasoned Ocean County expungement attorneys take the time to evaluate all of the necessary facts and documents along with 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. It is our goal to make sure that dumb mistakes made in your youth do not haunt your present and future.
What Happens Once Your Record is Successfully Expunged in NJ?
Unfortunately, there are some limitations to expungement eligibility, so please refer to our Non-Expungeable Convictions page. Once a record is expunged, however, you or your loved one can legally claim that you have not been arrested or convicted. This includes any background checks that concern employment, education, housing, and others. Limited and understandable exceptions exist, however, in regard to government and law enforcement background checks. Ultimately, however, unless you fall into a narrow list of exceptions, no one can see your record, ensuring that your privacy and freedom are untouched.
Contact our Lakewood NJ Expungement Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
If you are seeking an expungement in Ocean County, New Jersey, call (848) 238-2100 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with an experienced Ocean County expungement lawyer about your case. We offer free initial consultations. Phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours and are available to meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. Our office is conveniently located in Toms River. Credit cards are accepted.