If you have ever been charged with a crime, you have a criminal record. If you have ever been arrested, you have a criminal record. If you have ever been convicted of a crime or an offense, you have a criminal record. Having a criminal record happens whenever you become the target of a criminal investigation and the cops use the courts to issue a warrant or a summons. You do not need to be convicted to have a criminal record. If you have a N.J. criminal record, you can get your record cleared if you meet the conditions for being granted an expungement.
Criminal infractions have inevitable and serious repercussions when they appear on a record. This could prevent one from holding a certain position or even being employed. If you are qualified, expungement allows you to have a “clean slate.” You can finally have access to certain opportunities that a criminal record prevents you to have.
Are you eligible to get your record cleared? The most important factors are what were you convicted of (if you were convicted or entered a guilty plea), when were you arrested, charged or convicted, and what was the sentence or outcome. Just because the case was dismissed, does not get the record cleared. You do need to file an expungement petition with the N.J. Superior Court to get it expunged.
We are here to answer any questions and provide legal guidance throughout the whole process. Through our years of experience, we can help those convicted of crimes to erase debilitating records when possible. In order to understand your rights contact the Khorozian Law Group today for a free consultation: (201)-940-9200