N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4

New Jersey law allows the expungement of a violation of a municipal ordinance from your record 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 the quality and direction of your future, even when the violation in question is something relatively minor like an ordinance violation, because employment and educational opportunities, as well as other areas of your life such as volunteering opportunities, can still be significantly affected by these relatively minor violations if they are left on your record to follow you throughout your life. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our seasoned expungement attorneys will help you navigate the process as quickly and effectively as possible.

Waiting Period

N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4 establishes a two (2) year waiting period before an offender becomes eligible to seek expungement of a conviction for a the violation of a municipal ordinance. This waiting period begins not only after your conviction date, but not until all fines are paid, and the offender has completed any required parole or probation time and finished serving any jail sentence issued.

Limitations on Expungement

In order to be eligible for expungement of a municipal ordinance violation, N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4 requires that an offender must not have any prior or subsequent felony offense, or any more than two (2) disorderly persons offenses, on his or her record. This requirement considers convictions incurred outside of New Jersey as well as those from inside the state, so it is important to keep in mind that out of state offenses can also be a bar to expungement of a criminal record.

New Jersey Expungement Attorneys

Our highly skilled expungement attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have decades of experience handling New Jersey expungement petitions for many different types of municipal ordinance violations as well as more serious offenses. We are well prepared to carefully guide you through the process from state to finish, so that you can continue with your life with confidence that your old conviction has been properly addressed. If you are ready to pursue an expungement or would like more information about the process, call us at 1-877-450-8301 any time for a free consultation.