Parsippany NJ Expungement of an Arrest Attorney
Clean Criminal Record Attorneys in Morris County, New Jersey
Being arrested can be scary. Facing criminal charges can be terrifying. An arrest in NJ can have long-lasting implications even if the charges were ultimately dismissed. Unfortunately, if the charges against you were dropped by the State, the arrest will still be on your permanent record, also known as a Computerized Criminal History (CCH) record. Thankfully, depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible to have this incident expunged from your record. It is essential for your future that you take care of this as soon as possible. That’s why you need to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can ensure that your expungement application is submitted, argued and resolved as efficiently as possible.
The Tormey Law Firm is a criminal defense team with years of experience representing clients charged with all types of offenses, including disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and stalking in Parsippany, Denville, Mount Olive, Morristown, and Rockaway.
Our firm’s founding partner, Travis J. Tormey, has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases throughout New Jersey. Mr. Tormey previously worked at the United States Attorney’s Office in a variety of areas, including the gang task force, sex crimes unit, and white collar crimes units. Another one of our firm’s partners, Alissa D. Hascup, served with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, where she successfully represented the State of New Jersey at numerous trials, including attempted murder and aggravated assault cases. Our lawyers’ experience as both prosecutors and defense attorneys means that we can anticipate the prosecution’s arguments in your case.
The lawyers from the Tormey Law Firm appear in courts throughout Morris County on a daily basis. Contact us 24 hours a day at 866-949-6948, or use the online contact form to schedule an appointment.
Expungement of an Arrest in New Jersey
An expungement of an arrest not resulting in a conviction is governed by N.J.S. 2C:52-6 which provides in pertinent part:
§ 2C:52-6. Arrests not resulting in conviction
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.
Expungement of an NJ Arrest
If you have been arrested and the charges were dismissed or you were found not guilty at trial, that is a major success. However, your work is not done. The arrest will still show up on your record when a background check is run for school or employment opportunities. Yes, the charges will show up as dismissed and you will have no criminal record as a result of the incident, but you may still have to explain this arrest to your potential employer. To avoid this, you can file for an expungement to have the arrest removed from your record entirely. There is no waiting period, so you can file this expungement immediately. Once the expungement is completed, you will have no criminal record and no arrest record as a result of the incident.
Contact a Mt. Olive NJ Expungement Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you are eligible based on the above requirements, the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm can help you file for an expungement to have disorderly persons offenses removed from your record. Contact us toll-free at 866-949-6948, or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.