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Criminal Record Expungement

Posted by Greg DeMichele | Apr 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Don't Let Your Past Prevent Your Future Success

We devote a substantial amount of time fighting for clients charged with crimes and misdemeanors. Our representation ranges from relatively minor crimes or serious crimes that  could result in significant jail time. From start to finish, we help clients in more ways than simply keeping them out of jail.   Many of our clients come to us for help expunging their criminal records after they have already been convicted of a criminal offense. An expungement of a criminal record is a legal process by which an individual's criminal record is erased or “wiped clean.” It's an extremely portion option for someone looking for a job or trying to obtain a promotion at work. An expungement can be critical to someone who has a professional licence or wants to obtain one.  Once an individual's criminal record is expunged, in most cases, he  or she does not have to tell his employer or “admit” to his employer (or prospective employer) that he or she has been convicted of a crime.   I could mean the difference between getting the job and not getting the job.  Given today's job market, every advantage undoubtedly helps. We recently helped an individual expunge his record so he could successfully earn a big promotion at work. Our client had an extensive criminal history. The client was arrested in Winslow Township in Camden County and charged with a series of drug related charges including  N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(3) (Possession, Use or Being Under the Influence, or Failure to Make Lawful Disposition),  N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1)/5b(11) (Manufacturing, Distributing or Dispensing) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1 (Controlled Dangerous Substance Near or On School Property).   Following these charges, he plead guilty to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1 and was sentenced to five (5) years special probation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-14 and the remaining charges were dismissed. Our client was later arrested in Winslow Township  on several new drug charges including  N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-10a(4) (Possession, Use or Being Under the Influence, or Failure to Make Lawful Disposition) and N.J.S.A. 2C:: 35-5a(1) (Manufacturing, Distributing or Dispensing).

The charge of N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-5a (1) was dismissed, and the remaining charge of N.J.S.A. 2C:: 35-10a(4) was also dismissed but by way of conditional discharge. He was subsequently arrested in Gloucester Township, another Camden County municipality, and charged with a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 12-1A(1) (Assault). He was ultimately found guilty of this offense. This particular client had an extensive juvenile record as well.  Over the course of several years, he was charged as a juvenile with N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1A (Assault), N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3B (2) (Criminal Mischief), N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3 (Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition), N.J.S.A.  2C:5-2 (Conspiracy), and N.J.S.A. and 2C:20-7 (Receiving Stolen Property). However, despite the extensive criminal history, we went to work for our client. As a result of our expertise, hard work and persistence, we were able to get our client's criminal record expunged which enabled him to be eligible for a big promotion at work. It's not to late to put your past behind you. Don't go through this difficult and challenging process by yourself. If you or a loved one needs a criminal record expungement, then the attorneys at DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. can help ascertain whether you are eligible for an expungement and, if the answer is “yes,” guide you through the process. Contact the New Jersey Expungement Lawyers at DeMichele and DeMichele online today or by calling (856) 546-1350 for a free and confidential consultation. We offer fixed and flat fees for our services. Visa and MasterCard and payment plans are also available.  

About the Author

Greg DeMichele

Gregory P. DeMichele is a seasoned litigator, devoting the majority of his practice to municipal court, personal injury, residential real estate, and family law matters. Greg has helped countless clients navigate challenging cases in municipal, Superior Court, and Appellate Court proceedings.


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