Expungement of Your Atlantic County Criminal Record is Possible with Spodek Law Group
If you or a loved one has a criminal record in Atlantic County, securing an expungement can be your ticket to starting life afresh. The process can be complicated and requires legal expertise. At Spodek Law Group, we have knowledgeable attorneys who can help you navigate the process.
Why You Need an Atlantic County Expungement
Whether you’ve been convicted of an indictable offense, participated in diversionary programs, or committed disorderly persons offenses, our lawyers can aid with drafting and filing expungement petitions. Once these records are erased from the public domain, you’ll have opportunities that were previously unavailable to you.
Potential employment opportunities are among the primary reasons most people seek out expungements. Most employers shy away from hiring those who’ve faced criminal convictions previously. By sealing such records from public access (including potential employers’ background checks), your criminal past will not affect employment prospects.
Expunged records cannot be disclosed when applying for housing, college admissions or financial aid.
Disorderly Persons Offense Expungements
For individuals who have been convicted of disorderly persons’ offenses regarding small misdemeanors like low-level drug possession and petty theft, up to three convictions could be expunged from their records under certain conditions stipulated by New Jersey state law.
Indictable Offense Expungements in Atlantic County
Expunging indictable offenses is more challenging than one would imagine. Even though not all offenses are ineligible for expunctions under state law regulations; however crimes related to distribution, trafficking or possession with intent are typically excluded. In case you’ve been charged with two or more indictable crimes in the past, New Jersey law may disqualify subsequent petitioners automatically.
Special permit exceptions exist for drug-related convictions resulting from referrals to addiction treatment programs instead of incarceration.
Atlantic County PTI/Conditional Discharge/Conditional Dismissal Expungements
If you’ve participated in Atlantic County diversionary programs like conditional dismissals or other alternatives to incarceration, such as Pre-Trial Intervention, New Jersey state law can approve an expungement process six months after the completion of probation.
Protecting Your Privacy with Spodek Law Group
At Spodek Law Group, we put a premium on client privacy as we have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain expungements over the years. We offer cost-free legal consultation services and will likely provide insights into your eligibility for an expungement without charging you anything.
Crimes ineligible For Expungement in Atlantic County
New Jersey’s expungement order is explicitly structured to help requestors get a clean slate and avoid being burdened by past criminal records. Naturally, some crimes are deemed too grievous to be forgiven through the process. The table below outlines these crimes:
| Crime | Can it be Expunged? |
| Distribution of a CDS (not including Marijuana under 25 grams or Hashish under 5 grams) | Yes |
| Possession with Intent to Distribute a CDS (not including Marijuana under 25 grams or Hashish under 5 | Yes |
| Aggravated Sexual Assault | No |
| Murder | No |
| Manslaughter | No |
| Treason | No |
| Anarchy | No ||
Kidnapping | No ||
Rape | No ||
Forcible Sodomy | No |
Arson | Yes ||
Perjury or False Swearing | Yes ||
Robbery | Yes ||
Conspiracy to commit any of the above | Yes ||
Endangering child welfare | Yes ||
Selling or manufacturing child pornography | Yes ||
Any crimes committed while holding public office, provided that the crimes related to that person’s position in office | Yes |
Why Choose Spodek Law Group for Your Atlantic County Expungement
At Spodek Law Group, our attorneys will work diligently to guide you through the expungement process while ensuring your constitutional rights are protected. We have over three decades of experience dealing with New Jersey criminal defense law and will help ensure you get a new beginning through expungement.
With a team of accomplished attorneys led by Todd Spodek, we could be exactly what you need if you’re seeking an Atlantic county expungement attorney. Call us today at 212-300-5196 for a complimentary consultation with any of our experienced lawyers.
NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS