Criminal convictions don’t necessarily have to stay with you like a bad tattoo!

If you have ever been convicted of a criminal offense, disorderly person’s offense or municipal ordinance violation then it may be in your best interests to try and have the record of that offense deleted (expunged) from your past.  Having a criminal record, disorderly person’s conviction or municipal ordinance conviction can result in problems for you down the road.  For example, prospective employers may do a background check and dig something up that could cost you a golden opportunity for employment.  A prospective landlord or rental agency may use your prior history as a basis to deny you a place to live.  Colleges or schools may look into your past and consider that for purposes of determining whether or not you would be an appropriate candidate for their school.

There is no better time than now to erase things from your past that can affect your entire future.  Don’t let missteps from your past for a theft offense, drug offense, assault, municipal offense or ordinance offense ruin your future and prevent you from moving ahead with your personal and professional life.  New Jersey Statutes 2C:52-1 through 2C:52-32 govern the rules regarding the Expungement process.

By obtaining an expungement, all records and information pertaining to the offense charged will be removed and any proceedings related to the incident shall be deemed not to have occurred.  The petition for expungement process involves preparing affidavits for submission to various entities including the Court, Prosecutor’s Office, Attorney General and State Police.

Not all criminal records can be expunged – for example: murder, criminal homicide, kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact with minor as victim, criminal restraint, robbery, drug distribution offenses (unless the offense involved under 25grams of marijuana or 5 grams of hashish), endangering the welfare of a child if based on sexual contact, perjury or false swearing are criminal offenses that cannot be expunged.

In order to determine whether or not you are eligible for an expungement you need to talk to an experienced expungement attorney.  Call the Law Office of Thomas V. Campo at 732-691-3427.  Unlike many law offices, Mr. Campo will personally discuss the expungement process with you and will personally handle your expungement.

The Law Office of Thomas V. Campo serves clients in Ocean County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Somerset County, Atlantic County, Cape May County, Gloucester County, Camden County, Mercer County, Bergen County and Hudson County.

Call today 24/7 for your free consultation – (732) 691-3427

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