Under new law, possession with intent to distribute is now expugnable after five years from the last day of probation or parole, if the petitioner can demonstrate to the court that it would be in the public interest, giving due consideration to the nature of the offense, and the applicant’s character and conduct since the conviction.
Further, a possession with intent to distribute can be expunged pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-2c(3), after five years, if the conviction was of a fourth or three degree offense.
However, this change in the law does not change the prior law which prohibits, and bars, an Expungement for anyone who has two separate convictions, including a disorderly person’s offense.
Many people who qualify for this Expungement are unaware of this opportunity to expunge their criminal record, and get a fresh start.
For more information regarding your rights to expunge a criminal record you are invited to call the Law Office of Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., Esq.
The following information blog is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advise for anyone particular individual since a various factors will determine whether anyone applicant/petitioner will qualify for the Expungement of a criminal conviction.
Law Office of Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr.
NJ Criminal Defense Attorney, Elizabeth Criminal Defense Lawyer, NJ Expungement Lawyers
Tel. No. (908) 354-7006
Elizabeth, New Jersey
November 30, 2011