Expungement Crimes Arrest Records

New Jersey Felon JobsIf you were arrested in New Jersey, you may be eligible for expungement of your NJ arrest record if certain conditions are met. If you were arrested and your New Jersey charges were dismissed after completing a diversionary program, you are eligible for expungement.

The waiting period for expungement of your New Jersey arrest record will start after successfully completing the terms of your pre-trial diversionary program. Below are the eligibilty requirements to expunge your New Jersey arrest record

  • It has been 6 months since your charges were dismissed
  • You have no pending disorderly persons, petty disorderly persons or other criminal charges pending
  • Your charges were not dismissed due to reason of insanity or because you lacked mental capacity
  • Your charges were not dismissed because you entered a supervisory treatment program or diversion program and you were not required to plead guilty.

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 recordremoves many practical and legal hurdles standing between a job applicant and a new career, avoiding further legal headaches down the line. The easiest and fastest way to know if you are eligible for an expungement is to check Recordgone’s Eligibility Test for Expungement in New Jersey.

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.