New Jersey Expungement Cost
Katherine O’Brien Law charges affordable, flat-rate fees for New Jersey expungements.
Our pricing is as follows:
• $895.00 for a basic expungement;
• $100.00 for each additional arrest; and
• An additional $1,200.00 if you are applying for an “early pathway” expungement or if you are applying for the expungement of a conviction for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) with the intent to sell/distribute. This additional fee covers the cost of a legal brief, plea and sentencing transcripts, and one court appearance.
Our expungement fees are all-inclusive, meaning they cover all filing fees, court costs, and other expenses. We do not bill you for any other costs or expenses.
Flexible Payment Plans
In addition, at Katherine O’Brien Law, we recognize that many individuals who are seeking to expunge their criminal records are currently unemployed or looking to obtain a better position. Oftentimes, this is the result of the criminal record they are seeking to expunge. We, therefore, offer flexible payment plans and can start working on your expungement for as little as $350.00 down.
Attorney fees associated with expungements in New Jersey can be quite high. Therefore, if you are shopping around for a New Jersey expungement lawyer, make sure you inquire as to whether or not the fees you are quoted are all-inclusive. Some expungement attorneys will charge a lower flat rate fee, but then bill you for additional costs. At Katherine O’Brien Law, all of our expungement fees are all-inclusive. Thus, they cover all court costs, filing fees, and other expenses. There are no surprises or hidden fees.
We Update Online, Private Databases — For FREE!
As part of all of our expungement services, we include – absolutely free of charge – the invaluable service of updating your records with private, online background check companies. If you have had your criminal record expunged by the court, you have won half of the battle. While you have done everything possible to clean up your government record, old information is most likely still being held and distributed by private background check providers. At Katherine O’Brien Law, we take proactive measures on behalf of our clients to notify them of our clients’ expungements. Other expungement lawyers either do not offer this service at all or charge anywhere from $200 – $400 additional for this service. At Katherine O’Brien Law, we give our clients confidence in knowing that, no matter where they go, their record has been properly expunged.
Not only do we make sure that your expunged records are removed by private, online databases, but we also make sure that the state/governmental agencies have properly expunged your records in accordance with the expungement order. Surprisingly, the expungement lawyers at Katherine O’Brien Law has found a very high rate of error with regard to the proper updating of the state databases – despite the relevant agencies being properly served with the expungement order. We estimate an error rate of approximately 25% to 30%, in fact. Thus, an expungement lawyer’s work is not done until they have verified — post-expungement — that the state databases have been properly updated to remove your expunged offenses.
In addition, despite our diligent and proper handling of your expungement, due to the nature of information exchange via the Internet, it is possible that your expunged record might be improperly revealed by an internet background check company. Although this is rare due to our dedication to ensuring that your expunged records are properly removed from all governmental and private sources, if this does happen to you, we offer a free lifetime record removal service to all of our expungement clients. This means that we will immediately reach out to the relevant background check company on your behalf and demand that they not only remove your expunged records from their system but also correct any reports that were issued on your behalf. Other law firms provide you with a form letter and instructions on how to do this yourself.
Why Choose Katherine O’Brien Law?
√ Our flat-rate expungement fees are all-inclusive and include all court costs, filing fees, and other expenses.
√ We update online, private background check companies regarding your expungement – absolutely free of any additional fees!
√ After your expungement is granted, we check governmental databases to ensure that the agencies have properly updated their records – you would be surprised at how often we encounter expunged records in these databases – despite proper service of the expungement order.
√ We offer free, lifetime record removal services should your expunged records ever be improperly revealed.
√ We will obtain non-certified court records, should you ever need them in the future (this is important since, once they are expunged, you will not be able to obtain them).
√ Katherine O’Brien, Esq., an experienced New Jersey expungement lawyer, will personally handle your expungement from beginning to end.
√ We are a local New Jersey law firm. Don’t hire a “national” law firm located in California or Texas to handle your New Jersey expungement!
√ We serve the entire State of New Jersey.
√ You get the peace of mind that experienced New Jersey expungement lawyer Katherine O’Brien, who focuses almost solely on New Jersey expungements, is handling your case and providing you with the very best expungement services at the best price.
√ Clients are our utmost priority. We pledge to provide you with responsive communication and to keep you updated along the way.
Professional, Affordable Expungement Lawyers
At the Law Office of Katherine O’Brien, all of these costs are included in our fee. For basic expungements, we charge an affordable fixed fee of $895.00 to handle your expungement in a professional and timely manner. The Law Office of Katherine O’Brien handles expungements throughout the State of New Jersey, including in Gloucester County, Atlantic County, Burlington County, Cape May County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Ocean County, and Salem County. Schedule a free consultation today!