Camden County NJ Expungement of an Arrest Lawyer
With Offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey
Being arrested and facing a criminal charge can be a frightening experience for anyone. Even if you are never convicted or if the charges are dropped, an arrest can still have a significant impact on your life as it remains on your criminal record. Depending on the background of the arrest however, you might be able to have the record expunged. If you have been arrested at some point, you should speak with an skilled attorney who has experience dealing with these situations and can make sure everything is done properly to have your arrest expunged.
The criminal defense team at the the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison defend clients charged with crimes such as theft by deception, aggravated assault, and driving while intoxicated in Camden County, including Gloucester, Waterford Township, and Cherry Hill. With around 40 years of combined experience, our defense attorneys know what it takes to help get you the most desirable result in your case. Our lawyers have handled countless expungements over the years. This sort of experience can be extremely valuable for your case. The Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are available anytime for a free initial consultation to speak with you. Call us today at 866-721-9510.
Expungement of an Arrest Not Resulting in a Conviction in New Jersey
The law for expungement of an arrest is explained under N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. It provides:
a. In all cases, except as herein provided, wherein a person has been arrested or held to answer for a crime, disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense or municipal ordinance violation under the laws of this State or of any governmental entity thereof and against whom proceedings were dismissed, or who was acquitted, or who was discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, may at any time following the disposition of proceedings, present a duly verified petition as provided in section 2C:52-7 to the Superior Court in the county in which the disposition occurred praying that records of such arrest and all records and information pertaining thereto be expunged.
b. Any person who has had charges dismissed against him pursuant to P.L.1970, c. 226, § 27 (C. 24:21-27) [FN1] or pursuant to a program of supervisory treatment, shall be barred from the relief provided in this section until 6 months after the entry of the order of dismissal.
c. Any person who has been arrested or held to answer for a crime shall be barred from the relief provided in this section where the dismissal, discharge, or acquittal resulted from a determination that the person was insane or lacked the mental capacity to commit the crime charged.
Note: If you have been found not guilty at trial, or if the charged were dropped altogether, there are still steps that you need to take. At this point, even though a background check will show that the charges were dismissed, you may still find yourself having to explain to an employer what the arrest was for. Expungements for arrests can be done immediately as there is no waiting period.
Contact a Gloucester NJ Expungement Lawyer for a Free Consultation
The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to work on your expungement. Our criminal defense team understands the details of law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to have your record cleared and help secure your future educational and employment opportunities. Call us today at 866-721-9510 for a free initial consultation about your case.