I Was Intoxicated One Night And Set Fire to A Vacant Storage Shed Rain Gutter
Was it in Mt. Holly? What was the 2C section you plead guilty to? There is a good chance this can be done. You can do it yourself, but much better to use an attorney since the paperwork is complex and it must be done perfectly. Expect to pay about $1,800 or so.
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Records of conviction for the following crimes, among others, are ineligible for expungement: homicide, kidnapping, human trafficking, arson, sexual assault, terrorism, robbery, and false imprisonment. The usual waiting period is ten years; however, an individual may be eligible for a five-year “early pathway” expungement. In 2010, the legislators amended the statute to allow an individual to petition the court for an expungement five (5) years after the trigger dates reference above, where there are special circumstances. The core of the statute can be found in the following language which allows an early pathway expungement if "the court finds in its discretion that the expungement is in the public interest, giving due consideration to the nature of the offense and the applicant's character and conduct since conviction". An Appellate Court ruled that that an early pathway applicant should show that he has engaged in conduct that has limited the potential of violating the law, by showing, among other things, his/her job-training, education, activity in the community, relationships with others, as well as a commitment to abide by other legal responsibilities, including fateful payment of child support and other financial obligation. Another factor would be the applicant's performance while incarcerated on probation or parole. With respect to the nature of the offense component of the amendment, the court said it was clear that the seriousness of the offense was relevant. In addition, the circumstances associated with the offense was equally relevant.
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Read 2C:52-2. A charge under 2C:17-1 cannot be expunged. The time period runs from the end of parole or probation.
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