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Expungement of Disorderly Persons Offenses

New Brunswick NJ Disorderly Persons Offense Attorneys

New Brunswick Municipal Court processes more disorderly persons offenses than the vast majority of those in Middlesex County. A high number of this grade of charges is also heard in Woodbridge, Edison and East Brunswick. If you were convicted of simple assault, disorderly conduct, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, shoplifting or another disorderly persons offense, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are highly qualified to expunge your conviction. For those who are eligible for expungement, any record of an arrest and conviction is eliminated. This means that licensing boards, employers and any other entity performing a criminal background check will never know about the incident. To discuss what a lawyer on our team can do to help you get a disorderly persons offense expunged, contact our office in New Brunswick NJ at 732-246-7126.

What Is A Disorderly Persons Offense?

Classifications of criminal offenses are set forth in the New Jersey Criminal Code. In this regard, N.J.S.A. 2C:1-4 discusses the grade known as disorderly persons offenses at subsection (b) and provides that:

b. An offense is a disorderly persons offense if it is so designated in this code or in a statute other than this code. An offense is a petty disorderly persons offense if it is so designated in this code or in a statute other than this code. Disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses are petty offenses and are not crimes within the meaning of the Constitution of this State. There shall be no right to indictment by a grand jury nor any right to trial by jury on such offenses. Conviction of such offenses shall not give rise to any disability or legal disadvantage based on conviction of a crime.

How Many Disorderly Persons Offenses Can Be Expunged? An individual can expunge up to three obstruction, possession of drug paraphernalia or other disorderly persons offenses. If the applicant has three or more convictions falling within this grade, they are disqualified from expungement. In addition, if the applicant has been convicted of an indictable offense either before or after the disorderly persons offense sought to be expunged, he/she is disqualified from expunging the the disorderly persons offense. He or she may nevertheless still be eligible to secure an indictable crime expungement provided certain requirements are met. 

When Am I Eligible To Expunge A Disorderly Persons Offense? An individual must wait five (5) years from the date of completion of supervision and payment of all fines before he/she may secure expungement.

Can I Obtain A Second Expungement? You are ineligible to expunge a disorderly persons offense if you previously expunged an indictable crime or three prior disorderly persons offenses.

Am I Eligible If I Received A Conditional Discharge or Pretrial Intervention? Expungement is unavailable for an applicant who has a prior conditional discharge or pretrial intervention. Participation in a diversion program like these disqualifies them from eligibility.

Edison Expungement Lawyer

If you were convicted of an expungement in Edison, New Brunswick or another municipality in New Jersey, we have the tools to help you. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have been practicing at the Middlesex County Superior Court for over two decades with countless successfully filed expungements. If you are interested in applying for an expungement, a lawyer at our firm is available to assist you now. Contact us regarding your Edison conviction or expungement at 732-562-0308.