Haledon NJ Municipal Ordinance Expungement Lawyer
Expungement Attorney in Passaic County, New Jersey
If you were arrested and charged with a Municipal Ordinance violation (including offenses that were downgraded from shoplifting, simple assault, or disorderly conduct), the arrest and original charge will all appear on your criminal record, regardless of whether there was ultimately a conviction. This can create problems for you in the future. For instance, potential employers, educational institutions, and landlords all have the ability to run background checks. Having a conviction on your record – even if it’s for a municipal ordinance violation – can cause issues. To avoid those issues, you have an Expungement Petition filed on your behalf which, if granted, will serve to remove the arrest, original charge, and conviction from your record entirely.
Skilled criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup has successfully handled countless Expungements throughout New Jersey, including in Clifton, Paterson, Haledon, West Milford, Totowa, Wayne, and Passaic County. Hiring her will ensure that your Petition is submitted, argued and resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible. Contact her office for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Expungement of a Municipal Ordinance in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4
Expungement – Municipal Ordinance is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4 which provides:
In all cases wherein a person has been found guilty of violating a municipal ordinance of any governmental entity of this State and who has not been convicted or any prior or subsequent crime, whether within this State or any other jurisdiction, and who has not been adjudged a disorderly person or petty disorderly person on more than two occasions, may, after the expiration of a period of 2 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 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.
Simply put, three requirements must be met in order to expunge a Municipal Ordinance:
- You have never been convicted of a crime;
- You have two or less disorderly persons (“DP”) and/or petty disorderly persons (“PDP”) convictions on your record; and
- Two years have passed since your Municipal Ordinance conviction, payment of fine, completion of probation (whichever is later).
If you meet these three requirements, an Expungement Petition can be filed on your behalf right away.
Contact a Wayne NJ Expungement Lawyer for a Free Consultation Today
If you are interested in obtaining more information about the expungement process, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup, LLC. Ms. Hascup is available anytime – you can call her at 862-257-1200 or email her to schedule a free, in-person consultation, during which she will personally review your case with you.