Expunging the PTI Program in NJ
All to often individuals think that since they participated in and completed either the Pretrial Intervention, Conditional Discharge or Conditional Dismissal Program that their criminal record is clean. Unfortunately, that is not the case, even if you successfully completed any of the aforesaid programs, their still is a record of the incident. Therefore, it is imperative that after you successfully complete the program that you speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately about your options. Under the statute, their is a six month waiting period which must be satisfied before a Defendant can apply to have their record expunged. If you or someone you know has been arrested for simple assault, shoplifting, possession of marijuana, terroristic threats or aggravated assault and have successfully completed any one of the aforementioned programs, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you expunge your record.
Our office has been helping clients erase their criminal record in Morris County, in towns like Morristown, Dover, Denville, Parsippany, Madison, Chatham, Mendham, Monvtille, Rockaway and Washington Township. If you would like to come into our office and discuss your options withy any one of the eight criminal defense lawyers on staff, then please contact us directly at 973.309.7050. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible. Now here is some key information on expunging a diversionary program from your record.
Expungement Lawyer in New Jersey
Expunging a diversionary program in New Jersey is covered under N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6 (Arrests not resulting in conviction). As you will see below, their are certain requirements that must be satisfied before a Defendant can seek to have their diversionary program expunged from their record. N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6 states in pertinent part:
b. Any person who has had charges dismissed against him pursuant to P.L.1970, c.226, s.27 (C.24:21-27) or pursuant to a program of supervisory treatment pursuant to N.J.S.2C:43-12, or conditional discharge pursuant to N.J.S.2C:36A-1, or conditional dismissal pursuant to P.L.2013, c.158 (C.2C:43-13.1 et al.), shall be barred from the relief provided in this section until six months after the entry of the order of dismissal.
The supervisory treatment includes the Pretrial Intervention Program, Conditional Dismissal Program and Conditional Discharge Program. As you can tell from above, a Defendant must wait at least six (6) months after the order of dismissal is entered before they can apply for an expungement. Expunging the diversionary program will not only take off the fact that the Defendant participated in a diversionary program but also that underline initial arrest as well.
Expungement Attorney in Morris County NJ
If you or a loved one has been arrested and/or convicted of a criminal offense in Morris County, in towns like Butler, Dover, Roxbury, Mount Olive, Boonton, Harding, Hanover or Morristown, it is imperative that you speak to an attorney about your options. Having an arrest and/or conviction record could prevent you from obtaining gainful employment, gaining acceptance into your dream college or obtaining a professional license. If you would like to sit down with one of the eight criminal defense lawyers on staff for a free consultation we can be reached at 973.309.7050.