I live in Florida and filed for a NJ expungement regarding a 24 yr old burglary charge. The DA objected because there was an old DUI conviction that I didn't inform them of. I was not trying to be deceitful, I just didn't remember the event. Apparently the DUI was related to an accident I had 20 + years ago and was hospitalized for. I don't remember much from that time period. Why didn't the FBI fingerprint and background check show the DUI conviction and is there anything I can do next regarding the expungement?
DUI / DWI Attorney
I agree with Mr. Meaney, this is obviously very important to you since you took the time and effort to file the initial expungement paperwork yourself, but now you need to consult with an experienced NJ attorney to see if you have any options to challenge the court's denial of your request. There may be short deadlines within which to file such a challenge, so act quickly. Good luck.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
No FL lawyer (except perhaps for one who is dually licensed in both FL & NJ) can answer why NJ failed to expunge your file, but, from what you've stated, had the application been submitted in FL, then it would likely have been denied as well.
In FL you can seal or expunge one qualified case unless you have a prior conviction, then you can't seal or expunge anything. It may not be fair but, unfortunately those are the rules.
If you wan tot know why NJ did what it did, whether or not their decision was lawful and or if you have any alternative avenue or recourse available to you, then I suggest that you cut, paste and repost your question but instead of listing your location as NPR, FL that you list your location as __________, NJ.