It’s impossible to truly understand the havoc a criminal record can wreak on a person’s life unless they are forced to endure it. Anyone found guilty of a serious crime in New Jersey will have a permanent mark on their criminal record, making it extremely difficult to get a good job, housing of their choice, loans and more. This is because, especially in this “cyber” age, anyone can do a criminal background check. Having a criminal record won’t make anyone the first choice as a new hire or tenant.
Fortunately, there may be a way for you to have your criminal record erased so you can move forward with your life. With the assistance of a qualified criminal defense lawyer like Jill R. Cohen, Esq., you may be able to obtain an expungement, which means your record will essentially be cleared. If you do get an expungement in New Jersey, you will be able to truthfully say “no” when you are asked whether you have an arrest record.
If you are interested in having your criminal record expunged, we invite you to contact Ms. Cohen for a review and analysis of your particular situation. There are, however, some guidelines that apply across the board:
Expungement May Be Permitted for the following Crimes:
The following crimes cannot be expunged in New Jersey:
Ms. Cohen, a knowledgeable Camden County criminal lawyer, has helped a number of people obtain expungements over the course of her career. She fully understands the process and, if you qualify, she will guide you through it from beginning to end.
It’s imperative to work with an experienced expungement lawyer if you are seeking to have your criminal record cleared of certain offenses. This is because the process is extremely complicated, requires significant knowledge of expungement laws and can be quickly overwhelming for someone not familiar with the process. Further, there are many deadlines to meet; missing even one deadline can be cause for denial of your expungement in New Jersey.
If you want to talk to a lawyer about the possibility of obtaining a record expungement, call Camden County criminal lawyer Jill R. Cohen in her Haddonfield office today. She assists clients throughout New Jersey, including Camden County, Atlantic County and Gloucester County. Contact her today for a free initial consultation about your expungement request.
As an assistant prosecutor Ms. Cohen litigated complex motions for the State, was an acting Camden City Municipal Prosecutor, and indicted over 800 cases before the Camden County Grand Jury. Ms. Cohen handled hundreds of indictable/felony and juvenile cases and tried numerous jury trials, in areas such as drug possession and distribution, school zone violations, domestic violence, aggravated assault, fraud, burglary, robbery, child sexual assault, child physical abuse, homicides, attempted murder and other crimes of magnitude.
With over 30 years in the criminal justice system, Ms. Cohen has developed a great working relationship with members of the local justice system. Ms. Cohen uses her vast experience to get her clients the best possible results.
Ms. Cohen leaves no stones unturned when she builds aggressive defense strategies designed to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Attorney Certification Program is designed to help the public make sound and informed choices when deciding to hire an attorney. While there are over 60,000 practicing attorneys in the state of New Jersey, fewer than 250 New Jersey lawyers have been recognized by the NJ Supreme Court as Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys. Camden County criminal lawyer Jill Cohen has been recognized as an NJ Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney every year since 2008. To become a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, Ms. Cohen received recommendations from her peers and judges throughout South Jersey.
Regardless of the incidents that led up to your arrest, every resident of New Jersey has the constitutional right to a fair trial. If you have been arrested or are being investigated, you need sound legal advice. Contact me today.