Hudson County Expungement Attorney

Do you have a criminal record in Hudson County, New Jersey? If so, it may be eligible for expungement, a legal process through which you can "seal" your criminal record. This makes it as if you were never arrested or convicted in the eyes of employers, schools, and others. Under New Jersey law, certain offenses are eligible to be sealed, while a few more "serious" offenses are not eligible. However, most criminal offenses for both adults and juveniles are eligible for expungement.

The benefits of having your record expunged are very high, including the ability to gain and maintain employment, go to the school of your choice, housing, and much more. New Jersey attorney Joseph Lento has nearly two decades of experience in the criminal justice system and can work hard to seal your criminal record when possible.

Who is Eligible for Expungement in New Jersey?

Who is actually eligible for expungement can quickly become complicated. Who is eligible depends a great deal on the offense committed, and how long ago. Certain offenses may take longer to become able to be sealed, and some may never be eligible for expungement. Eligibility often hinges on how severe the crime with which you were convicted was. However, do not assume your offense is ineligible, it is worth the time to inquire of a knowledgeable attorney to see if you are eligible.

The "Clean Slate" Law: How it can Benefit You

If a person has not committed an offense within the last 10 years and has not been convicted of certain "serious crimes," the person may be eligible to use New Jersey's "clean slate" law. This allows those who have not committed a new criminal offense in a long time to have the benefit of a clear criminal record, to allow you to move on from past mistakes or injustices. Also part of this law, low-level marijuana convictions can be sealed after the completion of the case. This prevents these low-level offenses from being used against you in the future outside of the legal system.

Expungement of Juvenile Records in Hudson County

Under New Jersey law, a juvenile criminal record is eligible for total expungement. When a minor has completed his or her conditions placed upon the juvenile by the judge, many times the juvenile court judge will wipe the minor's record clean. Sometimes it is this simple, but in many other cases, it requires a few more steps to be able to make this happen.

Your attorney can take you through the sometimes complicated process of getting your record wiped clean. Walking into adulthood free and clear of youthful transgressions can greatly improve your future life, allowing you to attend the college of your choice, find the job you want, and get the special licenses you need.

Consult a Hudson County Expungement Attorney

Even the New Jersey Court System's educational materials on pursuing an expungement state "The court system can be confusing, and it is a good idea to get a lawyer if you can." With the help of an experienced attorney, you can get the benefits of expungement if you are eligible.

If you want to pursue expungement of a criminal record for yourself or your child, contact the Lento Law Firm today at (888) 535-3686.

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