N.J.S.A. 2C:52-8. Statements to Accompany Petition

N.J.S.A. 2C:52-8. Statements to accompany petition:

a.   A statement with the affidavit or verification that there are no disorderly persons, petty disorderly persons or criminal charges pending against the petitioner at the time of filing of the petition for expungement.

b.   In those instances where the petitioner is seeking the expungement of a criminal conviction pursuant to N.J.S.2C:52-2, a statement with affidavit or verification that he has never been granted expungement, sealing or similar relief regarding a criminal conviction by any court in this State or other state or by any Federal court. “Sealing” refers to the relief previously granted pursuant to P.L.1973, c.191 (C.2A:85-15 et seq.).

c.   In those instances where a person has received a dismissal of a criminal charge because of acceptance into a supervisory treatment or any other diversion program, a statement with affidavit or verification setting forth the nature of the original charge, the court of disposition and date of disposition.

d.   A statement as to whether the petitioner has legally changed the petitioner’s name, the date of judgment of name change, and the previous legal name.  If applicable, the petitioner shall provide a copy of the order for name change.

N.J.S.A. 2C:52-8. This page has been updated in accordance with the revisions to New Jersey’s expungement laws, which took effect on June 15, 2020.