N.J.S.A. 2C:52-24. County prosecutor’s obligation to ascertain propriety of petition:
Notwithstanding the notice requirements provided herein, it shall be the obligation of the county prosecutor of the county wherein any petition for expungement is filed to verify the accuracy of the allegations contained in the petition for expungement and to bring to the court’s attention any facts which may be a bar to, or which may make inappropriate the granting of, such relief. If no disabling, adverse or relevant information is ascertained other than that as included in the petitioner’s affidavit, such facts shall be communicated by the prosecutor to the court.
N.J.S.A. 2C:52-24. This page has been updated in accordance with the revisions to New Jersey’s expungement laws, which took effect on October 1, 2018.