NJ Expungement of Disorderly and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses | N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3

     The following is a copy of New Jersey’s Expungement Law related to minor offenses, N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3.  

N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3, provides the authority to force police and government institutions to remove records of arrests and convictions from an individuals record.  This is most often done to resolve difficulties in background searches related to employment.  

These are guidelines, and are not the end all be all of New Jersey’s expungement law.  This is also not a complete guide to expungements.  For a general guideline to New Jersey’s Expungement Law, please see here.  This page is only related to Disorderly and Petty Disorderly Persons offenses and not:

      Indictable Crimes, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Degree Crimes

      Municipal Ordinance Offenses

      Juvenile Delinquency

      Youthful Drug Offenses/Crimes

      Dismissals and Not Guilty Verdicts

If you believe you may qualify for an expungement, you may attempt to procure one on your own (pro se), a guide and forms are located here.  These are denied far more often than petitions created by an Experienced NJ Expungement Attorney.  If you do not wish to go through hassle and often repeated attempts at navigating our criminal justice system, please call our top NJ Expungement Lawyers today.  

N.J.S.A. 2C:52-3 | Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses

Any person convicted of a disorderly persons offense or petty disorderly persons offense under the laws of this State who has not been convicted of any prior or subsequent crime, whether within this State or any other jurisdiction, or of another three disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses, may, after the expiration of a period of 5 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 hereof to the Superior Court in the county in which the conviction was entered praying that such conviction and all records and information pertaining thereto be expunged.

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