An expungement is the legal process to erase and seal all criminal records on file within any court, police department, prosecutor’s office, probation department, and sheriff’s department concerning a person’s arrest, conviction or dismissal of an offense within the criminal justice system or juvenile justice system. Remember; potential employers will most likely do a background check on you.
Typical Somerset County Expungement Cases
- Adult arrests not resulting in conviction that are still contained on a background search
- Adult convictions for felonies, misdemeanors, disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly person offenses, or ordinance violations
- Deferred dispositions such as pretrial intervention program records (PTI), and Conditional Discharge records (CD).
An expungement is an extremely important tool for those seeking to obtain a job since a criminal record may disqualify the applicant or prevent advancement within the organization. They are also crucial to getting and keeping any NJ professional license such as a nurse or teacher. When a New Jersey order for expungement is granted the petitioner is given a “fresh start”.