New Jersey Expungement Lawyer
Skilled and Experienced New Jersey Expungement Lawyer Fighting to Give Convicted Clients a Second Chance In Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, and Throughout NJ
A criminal record will follow you around for the rest of your life. It will define your future. For example, having a criminal record can hurt your chances of securing employment. Having a criminal record could hurt your future and limit your options. However, this doesn’t have to last for the rest of your lifetime. With the help of an experienced New Jersey expungement lawyer, you can have your criminal records expunged and get a second chance.
Expungement is the legal process through which your selected criminal offenses are removed from your criminal record. At Mollo Law Firm we understand that the expungement process can be long and tedious. However, we know just how important it is for those whose lives have been impacted by criminal records. Our attorney is dedicated to defending the rights of our clients. We will help you get that second chance.
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Are You Qualified for Expungement in New Jersey?
There are many instances where people commit crimes out of a momentary lapse in judgment. There are also many times when people commit a crime and immediately regret it. However, the consequences of a conviction can live with you for the rest of your life. A permanent criminal record will make it more difficult to find housing, access credit facilities, secure employment, get scholarships, or even study at some educational institutions. This is true even when you were convicted of a minor crime.
Expungement offers you a second chance. However, not everyone qualifies for expungement. Eligibility for expungement differs for each person. There are various factors that are considered including your criminal history and the crimes that are being considered for expungement. Expungement is decided on a case-by-case basis. However, you may be eligible for expungement if:
- You were charged with and convicted of an indictable offense. These offenses are usually punishable by not less than six months imprisonment.
- Your conviction was for a disorderly persons offense
- You have completed the drug-rehabilitation or education program as ordered by the court
- Your conviction was for a municipal ordinance violation
- You were arrested for allegedly committing a crime but were acquitted
- You were arrested but the charges that were brought against you were dismissed.
You can’t apply for expungement immediately after a conviction. There is a certain period that must elapse before you will be eligible for expungement. The length of the waiting period varies depending on the type of offense you were convicted for.
Are you wondering whether you are eligible for expungement? You should seek the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey expungement lawyer. Your attorney will discuss your case with you and determine whether you qualify for expungement or not.
How long does it take to expunge criminal records?
Many people that are seeking to expunge their criminal records are anxious to have the process done as soon as possible. However, the truth is that this process can be long and tedious. There is no set time for the completion of the process. The amount of time taken to expunge a record will vary from one person to another. It is best to work with a knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey expungement lawyer to guide you through the process. Working with an experienced attorney will help to speed up the process.
We at Mollo Law Firm will work to help you get your life back on track as quickly as possible. We will get the expungement process started as soon as possible by tracking down all the necessary documents and filing the necessary paperwork with the court.
Information required to get the process started often includes:
- the date of your arrest or the date when you were taken into custody (for juvenile crime cases)
- Information on the offense for which you were arrested or taken into custody and convicted.
- The original summons, accusation, indictment, warrant number, complaint number or docket number.
- The date of the conviction, dismissal, not guilty verdict, or adjudication of delinquency
- The punishment
It can take up to 3 months to get a court date after filing your paperwork. Once the order for expungement has been signed, we will notify all necessary agencies in order to have them update their records. It will take an additional 12 weeks to confirm that all the records are up to date.
Contact Mollo Law Firm to Speak with an Experienced and Skilled New Jersey Expungement Lawyer and Get Your Second Chance
You deserve a second chance and Lawyer Al Mollo can help you get it. Contact Mollo Law Firm to speak with a New Jersey expungement lawyer. Lawyer Al Mollo has worked with many people that are deserving of a second chance and has helped many of them wipe the slate clean. He is passionate about helping people start again by getting their expungements. He will work tirelessly to get you the second chance that you are seeking.
Contact Mollo Law Firm to schedule an appointment with attorney Al Mollo and start the process of expunging your criminal record.
Frequently Asked Questions About Expungement in New Jersey
Expungement of your criminal record means that your past conviction is hidden from public record. That means that a future employer, for example, carrying out a background check on you will not see the criminal record when they run a background check. Your criminal record will therefore no longer hinder you from applying for employment and other things that your criminal record interfered with. Your criminal record will no longer hold you back.
Many people that have had their criminal record expunged wonder how they should handle questions about their criminal past. Once your criminal record has been expunged, you are no longer required by law to disclose any past conviction or arrest. Expungement essentially gives you a second chance. You do not have to disclose information about past convictions or arrests.
The exception, however, is when applying for high-security or government jobs. These jobs require you to indicate whether you have an expungement on your record. You should also be aware that your criminal records will still be accessible to prosecutors and law enforcement officers.