Somerville Expungement Lawyer
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If you have ever been arrested in Somerville, New Jersey you will have a criminal record. In New Jersey, the State Police, County Prosecutor’s Office, Superior Courts, Municipal Courts, and Municipal Police Departments all keep records of arrest. These records are searchable. Therefore, if you have been arrested in Somerville, present and future employers may be able to uncover your criminal history. This is true even if the charges were ultimately dismissed.
However, an individual who has previously been arrested and satisfies certain criteria pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-1 et. al. may bring a motion to seal their criminal record. A sealed criminal record is treated as though it does not exist and may only be opened under very limited circumstances; otherwise, it is only retrievable by court order. This process is collectively known as an expungement.
Expungement is a legal process used to “clean” a criminal record by isolating the records of any prior arrests or convictions. Records, as defined by N.J.S.A. 2C:52-1b, include:
Upon successful completion of the expungement process, an ordinary background search will not reveal any offense that was properly expunged from your record.
At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, we regularly represent clients seeking expungements. For a free consultations contact us at (908) 322-7000. We can be reached 24 hours a day.