Knowledgeable Guidance On Clearing Your Record
A criminal conviction, or even a past arrest that did not result in a conviction, can be a major disruption in your life for years to come. If you are having trouble getting a job or having other negative experiences because of your criminal history, you may want to consider having your record expunged.
At the Law Offices of Michael H. Schreiber, L.L.C., we understand the obstacles that a criminal record can create. Our criminal law attorney, Michael H. Schreiber, will carefully review your situation to help you determine if you are eligible for expungement under New Jersey law and guide you through the process if you are.
Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation. We serve clients in the Atlantic City area and across all of South Jersey.
What Is Expungement?
Expungement is the process by which records of a criminal conviction or arrest are sealed, or removed from your criminal record. After an expungement, you will not be required to list the conviction or arrest on most housing or job applications, and most often the record will not appear when someone conducts a background check for you. In fact, you may answer questions as if the incident never occurred. If you are seeking a job with the government, however, your record may be accessible by the government agency.
Are You Eligible For Expungement?
There are many factors that a judge considers when determining if a person is eligible for expungement. Expungements cannot be obtained for certain convictions, including sexual assault and murder. If the crime you were convicted of or arrested for is eligible for expungement, some other factors that may be considered are:
- The incident that you are requesting to expunge
- If you have prior convictions or arrests
- The sentence you received for a conviction
- When the arrest or conviction occurred
- Whether you have had a conviction or arrest expunged before