NEW JERSEY ARREST RECORD EXPUNGEMENT
Morris County PTI Expungement Lawyer
A criminal record contains more than just a history of past criminal and disorderly persons convictions. It includes arrests that resulted in a dismissal or a dismissal via pretrial intervention (PTI) or a conditional discharge. Just like a criminal conviction, an arrest record can create disabilities associated with obtaining gainful employment and higher education. A New Jersey arrest record expungement has many benefits; in addition, it does not render you ineligible to expunge a crime or DP in the future.
Regardless of the alleged crime or act for which you were arrested, if the matter was dismissed, you may expunge the record. The court renders a dismissal when they do not have enough evidence to convict you of the charged offense. New Jersey does not seek to punish you or make you repent for the arrest. Therefore, you may petition to clear your record immediately following the dismissal. However, if your dismissal was the result of successful completion of PTI or a conditional discharge, you must wait six months after the completion of the program to seek an expungement.
If you expunge an indictable offense or a DP, you may be ineligible for expunging future matters. An arrest record expungement does not bar you from clearing your record in the future, unless the dismissal was granted pursuant to a conditional discharge or successful completion of PTI. Expunging a dismissal resulting from a diversionary program will exclude you from expunging future crimes, disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses.
Passaic County Criminal Law Attorney
The criminal law attorneys of Maynard Law Office, LLC in Morristown have successfully obtained thousands of dismissals for clients, as well as entered clients into PTI for serious criminal matters, such as vehicular homicide. Within days after your dismissal, we can submit your petition to expunge your arrest record. For a free consultation, call us at 973-540-0054 or online to determine your eligibility.