New Jersey Expungement to Obtain a Gun Permit Lawyers
With Offices in Morristown, Hackensack, and Newark
An arrest, charge, or conviction on your criminal record can spell negative implications for many components of your life. It may damage your reputation, hinder your career opportunities, prevent you from engaging in certain volunteer activities, impede your educational aspirations, and restrict you from one of your most significant Constitutional rights: the ability to purchase and possess a gun or other firearm. Fortunately, an expungement provides a single opportunity to wipe your proverbial slate clean. By obtaining an expungement, you can erase your criminal record of previous arrests, charges, or convictions that may prevent you from obtaining the gun permit you desire. However, the mandatory criteria for an expungement are extensive and the process is time-consuming, complex, and fraught with opportunities for error.
The attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm meticulously execute the expungement process for clients across New Jersey, including those in Bergen, Morris, Essex, Middlesex, Hudson, Union, Atlantic, and Somerset counties. Having successfully facilitated the expungement of thousands of clients’ criminal records, we have mastered every step of this complex process, from document requests to drafting the petition itself, submission, and serving all of the necessary parties. With a commitment to having every expungement that comes from our office granted, we take the time to ensure the utmost accuracy. Following the success of your expungement, we also walk you through the gun permit application process to assist you in achieving your desired result. To speak with one of our highly knowledgeable New Jersey expungement lawyers today, contact our offices for an immediate cost-free consultation.
Expungements in New Jersey
Expungement of an Arrest
In New Jersey, an arrest not resulting in conviction can be expunged from your record immediately after the charges against you are dismissed. The expungement can then be used to remove the initial arrest and associated charges from your criminal record.
Expungement of a Disorderly Persons Offense
If you are convicted of a disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense in New Jersey Municipal Court, you can expunge up to 3 of these offenses from your criminal record if you have never been convicted of a felony or indictable charge, 5 years have passed since your last conviction for a disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense, and you have paid all of the associated fines.
Expungement of a Felony
If you are convicted of a felony or indictable offense in New Jersey Superior Court, you may be eligible for an expungement 10 years from the date of your conviction, payment of fine, completion of probation or parole, or release from incarceration, whichever is later. If at least 5 years but less than 10 years has passed since that date, the court may grant you an expungement if it finds that you have not been convicted of a crime, disorderly persons offense, or petty disorderly persons offense since the time of the felony conviction; and that the expungement is in the public interest, considering the nature of the offense, and your character and conduct since the conviction.
Crimes that Cannot be Expunged
The following crimes are ineligible for an expungement at any time in New Jersey: Murder (except Death by Auto), Kidnapping, Luring or Enticing, Human Trafficking, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Criminal Sexual Contact (if the victim is a minor), Criminal Restraint or False Imprisonment (if the victim is a minor and the offender is not the parent of the victim), Robbery, Arson, Endangering the Welfare of a Child (in cases involving sexual offenses and child pornography), False Swearing, Terrorism, Producing or Possessing Chemical Weapons, Biological Agents or Nuclear or Radiological Devices, as well as conspiracies or attempts to commit any of the aforementioned crimes.
Note that many of the crimes that cannot be expunged in New Jersey would also qualify you as a “Certain Person,” meaning a person who is prohibited from possessing weapons.
Contact our Bergen County NJ Expungement Lawyers Today
If you are seeking an expungement, have questions about the process, or are unsure about your expungement eligibility, contact our offices today at (201)-556-1570 to find the answers you need. We are available anytime to provide you with a cost-free consultation.