Making Life Easier by Sealing Records
Do you get tense when you are asked to reveal your New Jersey criminal record on education or employment applications? Consider exploring a criminal record expungement that will prevent third parties from accessing your record and allow you to breathe easier as you progress through life.
The Middlesex County expungement attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are experienced criminal defense attorneys who can determine whether you are eligible for an expungement and guide you through the complicated process of applying for one. We serve clients in cities throughout Middlesex County and the rest of New Jersey.
Erasing Your Criminal Record
A criminal arrest or conviction creates a permanent criminal history for you. Records of your arrest — even if you are acquitted or charges dropped — can be viewed by the public. When you are asked if you were arrested for a crime on a job application or apartment lease, you will have to answer yes.
For people who are eligible, an expunged conviction is a way to change that. An expungement will seal complaints, arrests, warrants, convictions and arrest reports from the public. Our law firm can help you expunge records such as:
- Records of arrest
- Municipal ordinance violations
- Misdemeanor convictions
- Felony convictions
- Juvenile records
- Drug offenses for people under age 21
Not all crimes can be expunged. Whether or not you are eligible for expungement will depend on factors such as the nature of the offense and the length of time that has passed. If your crime is eligible for expungement, you may need to apply to as many as 12 government departments in New Jersey in order to fully expunge your record.
Woodbridge Sealed Criminal Record Attorney
Our lawyers will carefully review your individual circumstances to determine whether you are eligible for expungement. If you are eligible, we can guide you through the process to ensure that your record is fully expunged. You will be able to answer no when asked about your criminal history, although some government agencies will still be able to access your information.
We offer free initial consultations. Call us at 732-246-7126 or contact us online today.