WHAT IS EXPUNGEMENT AND WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL FOR THOSE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Expungement Attorney

For those with a past that is marked by a criminal record, getting an expungement is a way for the impact of that criminal record to be diminished.  If you are looking for a job, or you are looking to attend a university, a criminal past will hurt your chances of getting hired or accepted.  An expungement will help make sure that you are able to diminish the effect of your past. 

An expungement works to “hide” your criminal record.  This doesn’t eliminate your record completely.  It can still be accessed by law enforcement, but your record cannot be accessed by anyone other than law enforcement.  Therefore, any schools or employers will not know about your past behaviors unless you tell them.

Also, you will be able to state under oath that the event never occurred.  This would prevent you from being legally held liable for an offense.  You can also become employed with a law enforcement agency when you get an expungement.

To get an expungement, an attorney is necessary to help you move the process along.  If you live in the state of NJ, a NJ expungement attorney is useful for the process. 

Contact me personally today to discuss your expungement matter.  I am easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns.  You can reach me toll free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com/.

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