What Is An Expungement?
One of the first questions asked by some expungement clients is, what is an expungement? An expungement in New Jersey means that the criminal records will be “extracted and isolated.” Thus, expungement will not destroy or erase your criminal records, but will segregate them and make them not generally available to the public. This means that any agencies that have your records, such as the courts, probation, police departments, FBI, and the New Jersey State Police will be required to move your expunged records to an isolated location. The records that will be expunged will include fingerprints, photographs, rap sheets, judicial docket records, complaints, warrants, and other processing records.
Once expunged, the arrest and/or conviction information is no longer publicly available. Thus, employers, landlords, creditors, and acquaintances performing background checks will not be able to access the expunged records. Instead, they would receive a message of “no record” in response to a search.
To read more about the effects of expungement in New Jersey, go to the Effect of Expungement page.
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