Do I qualify for an Expungement?
The qualifications for expungement are based on a set of factors that are unique to each crime and personal history. These factors include the absence of past criminal convictions, the crime itself, the verdict or plea and the subsequent waiting period. It is crucial that you speak with a qualified New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who can help you determine your rights and if you qualify. Our team at the Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC has helped numerous clients through the expungement process and welcomes all inquiries regarding qualification and application.
The Benefits of Expungement
If you are fortunate enough to have your records expunged, it will greatly improve your opportunities for the future.
A criminal record will affect your life negatively, including possible:
- Difficulty getting hired or loss of job
- Los of your right to carry a firearm
- Denial of future promotions
- Loss of rights to vote
- Difficulty renting or buying a home
- Denial of financial aid
- Revocation of professional licenses
If your record is expunged, you do not have to worry about a criminal record effecting employment, housing opportunities, college opportunities, friendships and relationships. You will not need to wonder if your record will change people’s view of you as a person or cause them to judge your character. It is unfortunate that a mistake can cause so much turmoil, but it is true. If you can seek expungement, it pays to pursue it.
Request a Free Case Review: Call (201) 574-7919
If you believe that you may qualify for an expungement, our team can help. We can review your case, examine your criminal history, review the circumstances of your arrest and possible occupational implications and help you through the application process. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey criminal defense attorney is happy to help those who seek a fresh start. We understand that everyone makes mistakes and we know that one mistake can cause a ripple effect of difficulty in your future - an expungement can stop that effect.
Contact our team to discuss your charges at (201) 574-7919.