Overview Description

A juvenile conviction for a marijuana related offense that occurred prior to February 22, 2021, will be expunged on the first day of the fifth month following that date. N.J. Stat. § 2C:52-6.1.

Ineligible Category or Citation

Only the offenses listed in N.J. Stat. § 2C:52-6.1 are eligible for relief. Convictions occurring or pending in court before Feburary 22, 2021, are ineligible to be vacated.

Procedure General

The case shall be expunged by operation of law, and any remaining sentence, ongoing supervision, or unpaid court-ordered financial assessment shall be vacated by operation of law. N.J. Stat. § 2C:52-6.1.


No statutory language regarding fees.


Expungement means the extraction and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, or law enforcement or criminal justice agency concerning a person's detection, apprehension, arrest, detention, trial, or disposition of an offense within the criminal justice system. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:52-1.

If an order of expungement is granted, the arrest, conviction, and any related proceedings will be deemed not to have occurred, and the petitioner can answer any questions relating to their occurrence accordingly except in the circumstances specified in section 2C:52-27.


There is no statutory language on forms.

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