Wayne NJ Expunge an Arrest Lawyer
Expungement Attorney in Passaic County, New Jersey
If you were arrested and charged with a crime or disorderly persons offense – Harassment, Simple Assault, or Disorderly Conduct – the arrest and original charge will continue to appear on your criminal record, regardless of the outcome (even if you were found not guilty after trial or the charge was dismissed).
To avoid having to explain the circumstances of your arrest to a potential employer or educational institution to which you are seeking admission, you can hire a lawyer to file an Expungement Petition on your behalf and move to have the arrest and original charge removed from your record entirely. Because the charge did not result in a conviction, there is no waiting period you can move for an Expungement immediately.
Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Wayne, Woodland Park, Paterson, Clifton, Haledon, and Little Falls, who are seeking an Expungement. Hiring her will ensure that your Expungement Petition is submitted, argued and resolved as efficiently as possible. Contact her office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Expungement of an Arrest Not Resulting in Conviction in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6
Expungement – Arrest Not Resulting in Conviction is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6 which provides:
a. When 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 proceedings against the person were dismissed, the person was acquitted, or the person was discharged without a conviction or finding of guilty, the Superior Court shall, at the time of dismissal, acquittal, or discharged, upon receipt of an application from the person, order the expungement of all records and information relating to the arrest or charge.
b. When a person did not apply or a prosecutor did not move on behalf of an eligible service member for an expungement of an arrest or charge not resulting in a conviction, the person may at any time following the disposition of proceedings, present a duly verified petition 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.
c. Any person who has had charges dismissed against him or dismissed 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.
d. 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.
Contact a Paterson NJ Expungement Lawyer for a Free Consultation
An Expungement can improve your life. Contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup, LLC today for your free initial consultation. Ms. Hascup is available anytime at 862-257-1200 or via email to discuss the details of your case.