Expungements in New Jersey | 2020 Law Changes

Our firm understands that a criminal record can be life-altering. Fortunately, with the help of an attorney, you may be able to expunge it from your record. To learn more about New Jersey’s new 2020 laws on expungements, reach out to our skilled Bergen County criminal defense attorneys.

What are expungements in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, expungement is the method by which all records concerning a criminal conviction will be removed from your record. However, it is important to recognize that this does not mean that the case disappears entirely. But rather, only a limited number of government agencies will have admission to the information after expungement and only for restricted purposes. Additionally, not every criminal offense can be expunged in New Jersey.

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What are the 2020 changes to New Jersey’s expungement law?

Recently, the state of New Jersey revised its expungement laws in 2020. The new laws are as follows:

  • If you have obtained an unrelated conviction prior to your most recent conviction, you may now have the most current conviction expunged as long as it is qualified for expungement.
  • Many marijuana-related convictions will now be considered disorderly persons offenses instead of criminal convictions when it comes to expungement. This will expand the number of marijuana convictions that a person may expunge.
  • You now only have to wait 5 years from the completion of your sentence to request an expungement.
  • “Early pathways” expungements allow for a person to petition for expungement within 4 years of the completion of the sentence.
  • You can now have up to five disorderly persons convictions expunged from your record.
  • The “clean slate” expungement will now allow individuals to expunge all expugnable offenses 10 years after their most recent conviction.

To learn more about the new 2020 expungement laws in New Jersey, reach out to one of our skilled Bergen County criminal defense attorneys today. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that

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