Erasing Your Criminal Record: Expungements in New Jersey

The short answer is yes. It is possible to erase your criminal record in certain circumstances. However, it depends on a variety of factors, including your criminal history, to determine if you are even eligible to do so.

The way to erase your record is through an expungement. An expungement is a formal eraser of a criminal record, or portions of a criminal record. An expungement "erases" all criminal records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement or criminal justice agency concerning the offense. This erasure includes any complaints against you, warrants, arrests, commitments, processing records, fingerprints, photographs, index cards, "rap sheets" and judicial docket records regarding the offense.

How do you know if you qualify? This is not an easy question to answer, especially if your criminal record consists of more than one prior criminal matter. The best way to learn if you may qualify for an expungement is to contact an experienced criminal attorney at The Cintron Firm.