Expungement Crime Municipal Ordinance Violation

Expungement of New Jersey Municipal Ordinance Violations

New Jersey allows for the expungement of municipal ordinance violations. A municipal violation generally is defined as an offense violating a city ordinance. In order to qualify for expungement of a municiple ordinance violation in New Jersey, certain conditions must be met.

The waiting period to expunge a New Jersey municipal ordinance violation starts after completion of probation, payment of all fines and restitution, or release from incarceration (whichever is latest.) Below are eligiblity requirements to expunge a New Jersey municipal ordinance violation.

  1. 2 years have passed since the terms of probation, incarceration or payment of all fines (whichever is latest)
  2. No pending charges are against you
  3. Must not be convicted of a crime in New Jersey or another state
  4. Cannot have 3 or more disorderly or petty disorderly violations against you

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By having a record expunged, a person previously convicted of a crime greatly limits the number of people with access to that information. Getting an order of expunction avoids a situation where an employer might unjustly exclude a person convicted of a crime. Employers who are concerned about potential tort liability based on the hiring of an employee can often make an argument that the exclusion of a person based on his or her arrest or conviction record is in-line with a business necessity. Disputing an employer’s justification is a time-consuming process that necessitates an attorney specializing in employment and labor disputes. Simply expunging one’s record removes many practical and legal hurdles standing between a job applicant and a new career, avoiding further legal headaches down the line.

An employer in New Jersey may not use an expunged record and should not be able to even locate it. A person who has had his or her record expunged does not have to disclose the fact that the arrest or conviction occurred. Under New Jersey law, records that have been expunged are deemed not to have occurred.