|Type of Offense||Eligibility||Waiting Period*||Expungement Statute|
|Arrest Not Resulting in Conviction (i.e., dismissal, acquittal, finding of not guilty)||No limit||None - eligible immediately||N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6|
|Certain Drug Convictions for Young Drug Offenders (21 and younger)||No limit if for possession or use of CDS||1 year||N.J.S.A. 2C:52-5|
|Disorderly Persons (Misdemeanor) Convictions||Up to 4 if no felonies OR up to 3 if one felony||5 years or 3 years if “early pathway” expungement||N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3|
|Entire Juvenile Record||Can expunge entire record||5 years||N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4.1(b)|
|Indictable (Felony) Conviction||1 if no more than 3 disorderly persons convictions||6 years or 5 years for “early pathway” expungement||N.J.S.A. 2C:52-2|
|Individual Juvenile Records||Same as for adult offenses||Same waiting periods for adult offenses by type||N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4.1(a)|
|Municipal Ordinance Violations||No limit if no felonies and no more than 2 disorderly persons||2 years||N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4|
|New Jersey Drug Court Graduate||No limit||None||N.J.S.A. 2C:35-14|
|Pre-Trial Intervention, Conditional Discharge, and/or Conditional Dismissal||No limit||6 months from date of dismissal||N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6|
* Please note that the waiting periods do not start running until the date of completion of sentence including payment of fine, completion of probation or parole, or release from incarceration, whichever is later. Thus, if on April 3, 2014, you were convicted of a disorderly person offense and were sentenced to one year of probation, your waiting period would not start running until you successfully completed probation on or about April 3, 2015.
**Also please note, however, that if 6 years (or 5 years for disorderly persons offenses) have passed since you completed everything except for payment of fines, you may be able to expunge your conviction sooner. See N.J.S.A. 2C:52-2(a)(1) for indictable offenses and N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3(b)(1) for disorderly persons convictions.