New Jersey Expungement Lawyers

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Our Approach

Our New Jersey Expungement lawyers are here to help you get a second chance. You will benefit from our extensive expungement experience.
Most importantly, we will be honest about your chances of winning your case. We never guarantee results. However, we absolutely guarantee that we will aggressively fight for you!

Getting your record clean is important to you & we understand that. Your future is on the line. Each case is different and we welcome the opportunity to represent you.

When you hire us, you will get complete access to us. We respond to all communications & really care about our clients.
Our fees are reasonable and we offer payment plans. 

privacy

Times Have Changed

The internet has changed society in many, many ways.
When it comes to people’s privacy, the world will never be the same. Nowadays we not only have to worry about smartphones videotaping and recording all of our actions and conversations, but we also have to worry about what other people may post about us.
In the past, people’s private lives, including their arrests and criminal convictions were only for a person’s family and loved ones to know about.
Today, many companies profit from selling a person’s private information.
We all make mistakes and getting arrested or charged with a crime can happen to anyone.
The difference is that now, with the available technology, all potential employers, educational institutions, and even “friends” can dig up dirt on your past.

What is An Expungement?

An expungement is the legal way to clean your criminal record.
A petition is simply a request to a judge. In the petition, we are asking the judge to erase the record of your arrest and/or conviction.
As criminal lawyers, we understand that people make mistakes. But we also know that people learn from their mistakes. Getting an expungement is the best way of saying, “I’m not the same person who made a mistake all those years ago”.
 When you get your records expunged, it’s like your mistakes never happened.
After you expunge your records, New Jersey law allows you to declare that you were never arrested or convicted.
 The whole point of getting an expungement is to get “cleared” on background checks.
When employers run a background check on you, nothing will come.
If you had a brush with the law in the past, it’s gone.
In fact, it’s like it never happened.

When should you hire an Expungement Lawyer?

You should hire an expungement lawyer when you are eligible for an expungement.
This means that you have to wait until a certain amount of time has passed after your conviction.
For example, you have to wait 5 years for misdemeanors and 10 years for felonies before you can seek an expungement.
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Petition Paperwork

Any inaccuracies in your paperwork will cause a delay in getting your records erased.
If you didn’t keep your records during your criminal matter, you must go back to each court.
You can explain to the court personnel that you’re getting an expungement.
They will know that you are requesting a “certified disposition”.
The fees are between five and ten dollars.
Once you gather all your information, forward it to your lawyer.
As expungement lawyers, we don’t bother our clients with this step.
We get your paperwork for you.
 

Final Thoughts

When you made your mistake years ago, do you remember how you wished for the whole thing to be over?

Well, the expungement process is the final step in the whole process.

Take action and get your criminal record expunged.

You’ll feel better than ever.

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A person extorts if he purposely threatens to:

a. Inflict bodily injury on or physically confine or restrain anyone or commit any other criminal offense;
b. Accuse anyone of an offense or cause charges of an offense to be instituted against any person;
c. Expose or publicize any secret or any asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or to impair his credit or business repute;
d. Take or withhold action as an official, or cause an official to take or withhold action;
e. Bring about or continue a strike, boycott or other collective action, if the property is not demanded or received for the benefit of the group in whose interest the actor purports to act;
f. Testify or provide information or withhold testimony or information with respect to another’s legal claim or defense; or
g. Inflict any other harm which would not substantially benefit the actor but which is calculated to materially harm another person.

***It is an affirmative defense to prosecution based on paragraphs b, c, d or f that the property obtained was honestly claimed as restitution or indemnification for harm done in the circumstances or as lawful compensation for property or services.

Reasonable Articulable Suspicion

Reasonable suspicion is a “search” standard that applies in criminal law.

When a police officer conducts a warrantless search, and does not have probable cause to justify the search, the courts look to see if the police had
a “reasonable & articulable suspicion” for the search.

A mere “hunch” is not enough.

In other words, a police officer has to provide an acceptable explanation for the search.

United States Constitution

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

NJSA - 2C:43-7.2.
Eligibility for parole;
persons convicted of certain violent crimes

a. A court imposing a sentence of incarceration for a crime of the first or second degree enumerated in subsection d. of this section shall fix a minimum term of 85% of the sentence imposed, during which the defendant shall not be eligible for parole.


b. The minimum term required by subsection a. of this section shall be fixed as a part of every sentence of incarceration imposed upon every conviction of a crime enumerated in subsection d. of this section, whether the sentence of incarceration is determined pursuant to N.J.S.2C:43-6, N.J.S.2C:43-7, N.J.S.2C:11-3 or any other provision of law, and shall be calculated based upon the sentence of incarceration actually imposed. The provisions of subsection a. of this section shall not be construed or applied to reduce the time that must be served before eligibility for parole by an inmate sentenced to a mandatory minimum period of incarceration. Solely for the purpose of calculating the minimum term of parole ineligibility pursuant to subsection a. of this section, a sentence of life imprisonment shall be deemed to be 75 years.


c. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary and in addition to any other sentence imposed, a court imposing a minimum period of parole ineligibility of 85 percent of the sentence pursuant to this section shall also impose a five-year term of parole supervision if the defendant is being sentenced for a crime of the first degree, or a three-year term of parole supervision if the defendant is being sentenced for a crime of the second degree. The term of parole supervision shall commence upon the completion of the sentence of incarceration imposed by the court pursuant to subsection a. of this section unless the defendant is serving a sentence of incarceration for another crime at the time he completes the sentence of incarceration imposed pursuant to subsection a., in which case the term of parole supervision shall commence immediately upon the defendant’s release from incarceration. During the term of parole supervision the defendant shall remain in release status in the community in the legal custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections and shall be supervised by the State Parole Board as if on parole and shall be subject to the provisions and conditions

Felony Degree

Prison & Fines

Examples

First-Degree

1st-degree felony charges in NJ are reserved for the most serious criminal offenses. Prison terms start at a minimum of 10 years in prison.

Second-Degree

2nd-degree felony charges carry 5-10 yrs in prison.
These charges can often be “downgraded” to 3rd or 4th-degree crimes.

Third-Degree

3rd-degree felony charges carry 3-5 years.
You have a good shot at PTI if you are charged with a 3rd-degree.

Fourth-Degree

4th-degree felony charges carry up to 18 months in jail. These cases can get “remanded” to a lower court. In this way, you will be out of “felony” danger.