It is no secret that a criminal record can have a serious impact on your life. Committing a crime can follow you for years to come. This record can cause a lot of trouble when it comes to important decisions you may want to make. As a result, it is important to learn more about these potential consequences and what to do about them. Read on to learn more about criminal records in New Jersey.
If you have applied for a job, you have probably seen a section that asks you about your criminal history. The same question may have appeared on a college application, or while you tried to lease an apartment. Having a record can affect you in a number of ways, including when it comes to things like:
Luckily, your record does not have to be entirely permanent. In New Jersey, you may have the option of expungement. Expungement means your criminal record is essentially sealed from the public. If your record is expunged, it will only be accessible to certain members of law enforcement, making it easier to live your life without a record following you. So, you will not have to disclose your record on things like job applications in the future. In New Jersey, many crimes but can be expunged, but it is important to note that some crimes cannot be expunged. These crimes include:
In New Jersey, you will have to wait five years from the date of conviction to request an expungement.
The expungement process includes:
If you have a criminal record and you would like to have it expunged, contact our firm to find out more about the process. We are here to walk you through all of your criminal law matters and act as your advocate.
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.