Overview Description

Records relating to cases discharged from a term of special probation prior to April 18, 2016, can be expunged by the court if the person has successfully completed the special probation before that date and has no subsequent conviction. N.J. Stat. § 2C:35-14(m)(5).
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Ineligible Category or Citation

The offenses specified in sections 2C:52-2(b) and (c) are ineligible for expungement. N.J. Stat. § 2C:35-14(m).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in Superior Court in the county of conviction. For the specific procedure, see N.J. Stat. §§ 2C:35-14(m)(5), 2C:52-7 et seq.


There are no fees. N.J. Stat. § 2C:35-14(m)(5).


Records are not released or utilized other than for specified purposes. The arrest and proceedings are deemed not to have occurred, and the person can answer accordingly, except in the circumstances specified in section 2C:52-27.


For information regarding clearing a record in New Jersey, visit here.

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.

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