Arrest Not Resulting in a Conviction

Camden County Expungement of an Arrest Lawyer

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 Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represent clients who have been arrested for a criminal offense in Camden County and are seeking an expungement. If you were charged in Gloucester Township, Cherry Hill, Waterford Township, Pennsauken, Voorhees, Haddonfield or elsewhere in Camden County and would like to have the offense expunged, our attorneys have over 200 years of combined experience to put into action to help you. The lawyers on our team  have handled countless expungements over the years. To speak to a lawyer at the firm anytime 24/7 in a free consultation, contact our Camden New Jersey Law Office at (856) 288-3350.

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 Expungement Lawyer for a Free Consultation 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall 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 877-450-8301 for a free initial consultation about your case.