An expungement is the removal and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement, criminal justice agency or juvenile justice agency concerning a person’s apprehension, arrest, detention, trial or disposition of an offense within the criminal or juvenile justice system. Unless otherwise provided by law, if an order for expungement is granted, the adult arrest, the record of law enforcement taking you into custody as a juvenile, conviction, adjudication of delinquency, disposition and any related proceedings are considered not to have occurred.
|Nature of Conviction||Waiting Time|
|Crime (Felony)||Typically, 10 years. However, the court will consider an application to expunge a felony conviction after five years. (The court refers to this as “early pathway.”) For early pathway, the court will require you to show that granting the expungement is in the public interest.|
|Disorderly Persons Offense (Misdemeanor)||5 years|
|Petty Disorderly Persons Offense (Misdemeanor)||5 years|
|Juvenile Adjudication||5 years, or period for equivalent offense if committed by an adult, whichever is less.|
|Municipal Ordinance||2 years|
|Young Drug Offender
(21 years of age or younger when offense was committed)
|Dismissal following successful completion of diversion (PTI, Conditional Discharge, or Conditional Dismissal)||6 months|
CALL 1-888-966-8484 to see if you are Eligible for an Expungement!