Governor Chris Christie signed legislation last month which will shorten by half the wait period for expungement. The expungement process seals records of a person’s arrests, detention, or conviction if the expungement is approved by a judge. The new law shortens the wait period from 10 to five years for a criminal conviction and from five to three years for a disorderly persons offenses. In addition, the legislation makes graduates of drug court eligible for expungement if they have not been charged since their prior offense.
Advocates of the law say these changes will help convicts find employment and prevent them from committing future offenses. This is especially true for drug court graduates, who have a much lower rate of repeat offenses than other convicts.
Despite these shorter wait periods, not all crimes and arrests can be expunged and getting an expungement is not an easy process. If you or a loved one wants to have their criminal record expunged, contact Adam H. Rosenblum of The Rosenblum Law Firm today. Mr. Rosenblum is a skilled criminal defense attorney who has helped people in similar situations. He will fight to have your criminal record expunged. E-mail or call him today at 888-979-7551.