After you have served your sentence, a criminal conviction can continue to haunt you. Often, your record can interfere with your career, your education and other areas of your life long after it has any relevance.
John W. Hartmann, Esq. is a West Windsor, New Jersey, criminal defense lawyer, who represent individuals who are looking to clear their record and get a fresh start through the expungement process.
Expungement is the removal and isolation of all records on file concerning an arrest, detention or trial within the criminal or juvenile justice system. Unless otherwise provided, an expungement results in any conviction, adjudication or pretrial intervention (PTI) being completely removed from your record, as if it had not occurred.
Most criminal charges can be expunged after the required waiting period has lapsed since completion of any related sentence. However, convictions for crimes such as murder, manslaughter, rape, kidnapping, arson, robbery and perjury cannot be expunged.
Our experienced lawyers take the time to explain the expungement process to clients and advise them on the probability of success for their unique situation. Then we guide clients in every step of the way, helping them gather the necessary documentation, prepare and file a petition for expungement, and advocating on their behalf in court. Our attorneys work closely with clients, crafting a customized argument that draws on their personal stories and evidence of their rehabilitation, to give them the best opportunity to clear their record.