NEW JERSEY YOUNG DRUG OFFENDERS EXPUNGEMENT
Sussex County Drug Crimes Attorney
The criminal record can have damaging effects on a person’s life. For instance, the New Jersey legislature passed a bill in the summer of 2011 that disqualified community members from serving on the board of education if they have a criminal record. Most young adults do not have the foresight to comprehend how the decisions of today can affect their future. The State of New Jersey understands that young adults make mistakes, such as experimenting with drugs, and our legislatures have made provisions allowing young drug offenders to seek an expungement on an accelerated schedule.
Most convictions require a statutory time bar before petitioning for an expungement. For instance, a conviction of an indictable offense is a time bar of 10 years. In matters pertaining to young drug offenders, the time bar is only one year from the date of conviction or adjudication, or completion of sentence, whichever is later. Other requirements include:
- Must be 21 years of age or younger at the time of disposition;
- May not have violated any terms or conditions of his or her probation or parole;
- May not have any other criminal convictions or drug violations; and
- May not have had prior charges dismissed as a result of participation in PTI (Pretrial Intervention).
Eligible drug offenses include possession or use of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and distribution of marijuana under 25 grams.
Contact Maynard Law Office, LLC
An expungement for a young drug offender is the perfect opportunity to put youthful mistakes in the past and move forward with an unfettered future. Start down the path of living with a clean record today by calling for a free consultation. The drug crimes lawyers of Maynard Law Office, LLC have helped hundreds of people successfully expunge their criminal and juvenile records. To speak with an experienced lawyer at our law office, call 973-540-0054 or contact us online.