Individuals who receive a criminal charge in the state of New Jersey can face various consequences as a result of their actions. Sometimes, the consequences can be immediate, such as fines or jail time. However, others can impact a person and their reputation for the rest of their life. Those facing criminal charges should retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney in order to protect their future.
When a person receives a criminal record, it can affect their life in many ways. This can include the following:
People convicted in New Jersey may be able to have their criminal records expunged. This clears their record to allow them a clean slate. The state’s new expungement laws enacted in 2018 made the following changes:
Individuals who want to expunge their records have to meet certain criteria. New Jersey only allows people to expunge certain crimes from their records. Crimes such as murder, robbery, kidnapping, arson, sexual assault, distribution/possession of controlled substances, or perjury cannot be expunged.
Kevin T. Conway is an experienced Bergen County criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need an aggressive criminal lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation.