Expungement of a Shoplifting Charge

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How Can I Expunge a Shoplifting Charge

A shoplifting conviction on an individuals criminal history can cause a lot of havoc on their life. It is absolutely crucial that if you have been convicted of shoplifting offense in New Jersey, whether it be in Bergen County, Passaic County, Morris County, Monmouth County, Hudson County or Middlesex County, that you expunge that conviction as soon as possible. A shoplifting conviction can prevent an individual from obtaining meaningful employment, maintaining professional licenses and, moreover, a shoplifting conviction can even lead to deportation proceedings. If you have been convicted of a shoplifting charge in New Jersey, let the law office of Proetta & Oliver erase that conviction from your criminal history. Expungement statutes are very complex in New Jersey. There are certain time frames that must first be satisfied before an individual can petition the courts for an expungement. To complicate matters even more, the degree of the conviction and whether or not a diversionary program was used will dictate what the time frame is. So, as you can tell, expungements in New Jersey are rather complicated. If you would like to speak to one of our experienced expungement defense lawyers today then please contact us at (732) 856-9959.

The criminal defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver have been expunging individuals arrests for years now. Mr. Oliver, one of the firms founding partners, has taught a continuing legal education class to other fellow attorneys at the New Jersey State Bar Association in Atlantic City. The class focused on the pitfalls of expungements in New Jersey. We serve all of New Jersey, including towns like Wayne, Jersey City, Woodbridge, Edison, Toms River, Lawrence, Bridgewater, Paramus, Elizabeth and Freehold. If you would like to have a free face to face consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys about your expungement, then please contact us at (732) 856-9959.

When Can I Expunge Shoplifting Conviction?

All expungements in New Jersey will be governed by NJSA 2C:52-2. As touched upon earlier, expungements are extremely complicated. First and foremost, there are certain time requirements that must first be satisfied before an individual may petition the courts for an expungement. In addition to that, certain individuals may be barred from even having an expungement in New Jersey. Here is a list of some of the most common ways in which a client may petition the court for an expungement of a shoplifting charge.

  • Expunging a Disorderly Persons Shoplifting Conviction;
    • Three Year Waiting Period
  • Expunging a PTI / Conditional Dismissal Program;
    • Six Month Waiting Period
  • Expunging a Felony Shoplifting Conviction;
    • Five to Ten Year Waiting Period
  • Expunging a Shoplifting Arrest that Does Not Result in a Conviction;
    • No Waiting Period
  • Expunging a Borough Ordinance.
    • Two Year Waiting Period

Shoplifting Expungement Lawyers in NJ

If you have been convicted of a shoplifting offense or participated in a diversionary program for a shoplifting charge in New Jersey, the criminal attorneys at Proetta & Oliver can help expunge your record. Our office has been expunging shoplifting convictions from clients criminal history’s for almost a decade now. It is highly recommended that as soon as you are eligible for an expungement in New Jersey that you petition the courts to remove the records. We serve all of New Jersey including Atlantic County, Union County, Somerset County, Warren County, Burlington County and Camden County. For a free initial consultation today, please contact our office at (732) 856-9959.