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Expungement of Municipal Ordinance Violations

East Brunswick NJ Expungement Lawyers

Municipal Ordinances are the lowest degree of violation an individual can commit in East Brunswick and other municipalities in Middlesex County. Municipal Ordinances can range anywhere from urinating in public to having an open container of alcohol in a public place. A plea to a municipal ordinance usually results in the payment of a fine and no further penalties involved. In fact, many disorderly persons offenses, which are “2C” criminal offenses and result in a criminal record, are downgraded as a result of a plea bargain with the prosecutor to a Municipal Ordinance. If you are interested in obtaining an expungement of a conviction for violating a municipal ordinance, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are ready to assist you. To speak to an attorney on our defense team immediately, contact our East Brunswick Office at 732-227-1200.

Expunging the Record of a Municipal Ordinance Conviction in Middlesex County

N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4 governs the expungement of municipal 0rdinances in New Jersey. This statute provides that:

§ 2C:52-4. Ordinances

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 of 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 as provided in section 2C:52-7 herein to the Superior Court in the county in which the violation occurred praying that such conviction and all records and information pertaining thereto be expunged.

Can I have my plea to a Municipal Ordinance Expunged?

According to the above statute, you are eligible for expungement of a Municipal Ordinance in if:

  • You have never been convicted of a crime
  • You have not been convicted of more than two (2) Disorderly Persons (DP) (Expungement of Disorderly Persons Offenses) or Petty Disorderly Persons (Petty DP) offenses
  • Two (2) years have passed since the final resolution of your matter

If you believe you meet the above requirements, please feel free to contact our experienced East Brunswick Expungement attorneys for a free initial consultation. We are available for free consultations at 732-227-1200.