An arrest can happen to anyone at anytime. Many times, an arrest results from what is initially an innocent situation that escalates into a disorderly persons offense. This can be a very frightening experience since an arrest and a conviction for a disorderly persons offense can have lasting effects on your future opportunities. However, you may be eligible to have the record of your charges and arrest expunged. If you were convicted of a disorderly persons offense, you should speak with an experienced attorney who will make sure that your expungement is done properly and in a timely fashion.
The criminal defense team at the the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend clients charged with crimes such as theft by extortion, second offense DWI, and aggravated sexual assault in Camden County including Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, Pennsauken, and Gloucester. 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 Jonathan F. Marshall are available anytime for a free initial consultation to speak with you. Call us today at (856) 288-3350.
Expungement of a Disorderly Persons Offense in New Jersey
The law for expunging a disorderly persons offense is covered under N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3. It provides:
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..
As the statute above explains, there are three requirements that must be met to have a disorderly or petty disorderly persons offense expunged:
- You have never been convicted of a felony or indictable charge
- Five years have passed since your last disorderly person or petty disorderly person convictions
- All fines have been paid
Contact a Pennsauken NJ 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 (856) 288-3350 for a free initial consultation about your case.