Mercer County NJ Expungement Attorneys
Expungement Lawyers with Offices in Trenton & Pennington, New Jersey
If you have been convicted of a crime, you probably already know you have a criminal record. However, not everyone realizes that even if the charge against them was ultimately dismissed, there is still a record of their arrest. These arrest and conviction records are maintained by the Municipal and Superior Courts of New Jersey.
Thanks to the Internet, the record of your arrest and/or conviction may be accessible to the public. This means your friends and family member might find out about your criminal record through a simple search online. Worse yet, employers and banks can easily learn about your past conviction by conducting an Internet background check.
A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can help you navigate the legal system and get your criminal arrest or conviction record expunged or sealed. In most instances, this will mean no one will ever be able to see that you were arrested or convicted of a crime in New Jersey. The experienced lawyers at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson understand you’ve already suffered the consequences of your arrest and/or conviction. We will use the utmost discretion in helping you get the clean slate you deserve.
What Kinds of Criminal Records Can Be Expunged in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, virtually any criminal arrest or conviction for a low-level offense can be expunged from your permanent record. If you were arrested for marijuana possession (less than 50 grams), shoplifting, or disorderly conduct, a knowledgeable criminal attorney can help ensure that your record is clean.
However, there are certain violent or sexual crimes that cannot be expunged if you were convicted, including:
- Homicide (except death by auto)
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Criminal Restraint
- False Imprisonment
The State of New Jersey does not allow convictions for these crimes to be removed from a person’s record because of the severity of the offenses. That’s why it’s imperative for you to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been charged with a serious crime in New Jersey.
Contact a Trenton NJ Expungement Lawyer to Learn if You are Eligible for an Expungement in New Jersey
A criminal record can haunt you for life. Regardless of the fact that you’ve paid your fines and even done your time, your conviction record will show up in online searches. Even if the charges against you were ultimately downgraded or dismissed, your arrest record can be easily viewed by potential employers. An experienced lawyer can help protect your future by getting your New Jersey criminal record expunged.
Although there are certain statutory waiting periods for expunging a criminal conviction, it is important for you to start this process as early as possible so that we can get your criminal record removed from public view. Call the experienced criminal defense lawyers at KCR today so we can look over the details of your case, determine whether you qualify for expungement, and start filing the necessary forms to get your conviction expunged. You can reach us by phone toll-free, or you can simply fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.