Is a criminal record keeping you from advancing in life? In New Jersey, an expungement is a means of exacting and isolating a criminal record so that it does not come up when someone performs a background check on you.
At Forster Arbore Velez, our expungement attorneys have extensive experience helping clients mitigate the damage of a past criminal record. We handle a broad range of criminal law matters for clients in Morris County and throughout New Jersey.
Can Your Record Be Expunged?
Whether or not your criminal record can be expunged depends upon a number of factors, including the nature of the offense and the time that has expired since your arrest or conviction.
Generally speaking, if you were arrested and charged, but the charge was dismissed, it is easier to have your record expunged. Certain convictions can be expunged and some cannot. Examples of convictions that cannot be expunged include DWI, robbery, aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and perjury.
Is A Criminal Record Holding You Back?
A criminal record can hold you back from many opportunities, including:
- Getting a job
- Obtaining a professional license
- Getting accepted at certain schools
- Obtaining a firearm permit
- Getting a loan
- Coaching your child’s sports team
Our attorneys can help you explore your legal options for removing these barriers. If you qualify for an expungement, we can guide you through the entire process. We are committed to helping our clients put criminal records behind them so they can move on with their lives.
Let Us Help You Expunge A Criminal Record
If you are seeking to expunge a criminal record in New Jersey, our lawyers can help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 973-668-4435 or toll free at 888-382-3974 to arrange a consultation.