Denville NJ Disorderly Persons Offense Expungement Lawyers
Expungement of a Criminal Record in Morris County, New Jersey
A seemingly harmless incident can quickly escalate, leading to an arrest and being charged with a disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense. However, 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 with the help of a New Jersey expungement attorney. The Tormey Law Firm is a criminal defense team with years of experience representing clients charged with all types of disorderly persons offenses, including disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and possession of marijuana under 50 grams in Madison, Dover, Parsippany, Rockaway, Boonton, Morristown, and throughout Morris County. We also regularly assist clients with getting their criminal records expunged of disorderly persons offenses. Our founding partner, Travis J. Tormey, has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in New Jersey in both Superior Court (felonies) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanors). 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. He then worked for two of the largest and most well-known criminal defense firms in the state before leaving to start his own practice. Now, the criminal defense team at the Tormey Law Firm appears in courts throughout Morris County on a daily basis and successfully handles countless expungements for clients across the state. To discuss your specific expungement eligibility and learn more about how we can help, contact our offices in Morristown anytime at (908) 336-5008, or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
Expungement of a Disorderly Persons Offense in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3
An expungement of a disorderly persons offense or petty disorderly persons offense is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3 which provides, in pertinent part:
Any person convicted of a disorderly persons offense or petty disorderly persons offense under the laws of this State who has not been convicted of any prior or subsequent crime, whether within this State or any other jurisdiction, or of another three disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses, may, after the expiration of a period of 5 years from the date of his conviction, payment of fine, satisfactory completion of probation or release from incarceration, whichever is later, present a duly verified petition as provided in section 2C:52-7 hereof to the Superior Court in the county in which the conviction was entered praying that such conviction and all records and information pertaining thereto be expunged.
How do you Know if You are Eligible for an Expungement in NJ?
A disorderly persons offense (known as a “DP”) or petty disorderly persons offense (known as a “Petty DP”) may be expunged off of your record in certain circumstances. There are three (3) requirements that must be satisfied to expunge up to three (3) disorderly persons charges from your record:
- You have never been convicted of a felony or indictable charge
- Five (5) years have passed since your DP or Petty DP convictions
- You have paid all of your fines
Contact a Dover NJ Disorderly Persons Expungement Attorney to Discuss Your Record
If you are eligible based on the above requirements, an experienced NJ Expungement Lawyer can help you file for an expungement to have these disorderly persons offenses removed from your record. You need to get this taken care of as soon as possible because a criminal record can be devastating to your future prospects. The skilled Morris County criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm can help you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us toll-free at 866-949-6948, or use the online contact form to schedule an appointment at our offices in Morristown.