Overview Description

Records related to an arrest and charge are expunged six months after case dismissal following supervisory treatment, conditional discharge, or conditional dismissal program. N.J. Stat. § 2C:52-6(c).
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Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The Superior Court orders the expungement of all records relating to the arrest and charge. If the case was handled in the municipal court, the person must request from that court documentation with which to petition the Superior Court for the expungement of all records. N.J. Stat. § 2C:52-6(a)(1).

Fees

There are no fees. N.J. Stat. § 2C:52-6(a)(2).

Effect

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.

Forms

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

Waiting Periods

The record can be expunged six months after the entry of the order of dismissal.

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