N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3

New Jersey law allows the expungement of a Disorderly Persons (DP) Offense or Petty Disorderly Persons (PDP) Offense under certain circumstances. See if you’re eligible. The requirements set by statute include certain applicable waiting periods and limitations regarding the type and number of other offenses on the person’s criminal record. Having your criminal record expunged as soon as possible can be very important to ensuring that your future is headed in the right direction with as few limitations as possible. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we understand the importance of this process for you, and our skilled attorneys are prepared to help guide you through the process as quickly and effectively as possible.

Waiting Period

N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3 establishes a five (5) year waiting period before an offender becomes eligible to seek expungement of a conviction for a Disorderly Persons (DP) Offense or Petty Disorderly Persons (PDP) Offense. This waiting period begins not only after the offender’s conviction date, but not until the offender has also paid all fines, completed any required parole or probation time, and finished serving any mandated jail sentence.

Limitations on Expungement

In order to be eligible for expungement of a Disorderly Persons (DP) Offense or Petty Disorderly Persons (PDP) Offense, under N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3, an offender must not have any prior or subsequent felony offense, or any more than three (3) other disorderly persons offenses, on his or her record. For purposes of this requirement, convictions outside of New Jersey can also bar expungement of a criminal offense from your record.

New Jersey Expungement Attorneys

Our experienced and knowledgeable expungement attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have decades of experience petitioning New Jersey courts for the expungement of all sorts of disorderly persons offenses. We understand the importance of expediting the expungement process as much as possible, and ensuring the completeness of the process, so that you can move on with your life unaffected by your old criminal conviction. If you need assistance with expungement of an offense from your record, call us at 1-877-450-8301 any time for a free consultation.