New Jersey has one of the highest concentration of jobs for police and sheriff’s patrol officers in the county. In addition, the salaries for New Jersey police officers are some of the highest in the nation. Becoming a police officer in New Jersey, however, involves an intensive selection process that is made even more challenging […]
Burglary Expungement in New Jersey | N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2
Burglary convictions in New Jersey are indictable (felony) offenses. They are charged as either third-degree offenses under N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2(a) or second-degree offenses under N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2(b). Most burglary charges, however, will be charged in the third-degree, unless the offense involved injuries or a deadly weapon, in which case it may be charged as a second-degree offense. If […]
How Long Does It Take to Expunge a Record in New Jersey?
As of February of 2023, expungements in New Jersey are taking an unprecedented amount of time. This is mainly due to Covid-19 backlog and lack of proper staffing within the New Jersey State Police (“NJSP”) Expungement Unit (the NJSP is the state agency that is tasked with actually removing your records from your criminal history […]
Do You Need a Lawyer for a New Jersey Expungement?
There is simply no legal requirement that an attorney handle the expungement of your criminal record in New Jersey. Like almost any other area of law, such as a divorce, personal injury lawsuit, or landlord-tenant dispute, an expungement is something that you are permitted to appear for yourself on (also known as proceeding “pro se” […]
How to Get a Copy of Your Criminal History/Rap Sheet in New Jersey
If you are interested in expunging your criminal record, you might be wondering how you can get a copy of your criminal history/rap sheet. There are quite a few ways that you can obtain a copy of your criminal record, and which way is best in your case will depend on your specific circumstances. Do […]
New Jersey Drug Court Expungements | FAQs
You may have heard about the new law in New Jersey relating to Drug Court expungements. That law went into effect on April 18, 2016, and provides that those individuals who have successfully completed a Drug Court program in New Jersey may be eligible to have their entire criminal records expunged – regardless of the […]