Expungements for Young Drug Offenders
Expungement of NJ Drug Conviction
Most drug offenses take place among teens and young adults under the age of 21 and these charges will “stick” with you for the rest of your life in the form of a permanent criminal record which could severely hinder your employment opportunities and ultimately your success in life. New Jersey recognizes this fact and that’s why the state has carved out an exception to the regular expungement rule. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a Mercer County Criminal Defense Firm which dedicates a large portion of its practice to expungements. An expungement makes it much easier for a person to find a good job and receive an education so that you can move on with your life and lead a more successful and fulfilling existence. We represent individuals throughout Mercer NJ including Mercer County Superior Court, Robbinsville, Trenton, Hamilton, West Windsor, Princeton, and Lawrence. If you want more information regarding a possible drug charge expungement then contact one of our offices to talk to an experienced expungement lawyer free of charge.
Expunging Drug Possession Conviction
Any person who was 21 years of age or younger at the time the person committed certain drug related offenses is eligible for an expedited proceeding to expunge the records relating to those convictions. Under 2C:52-5, this expungement applies to a person convicted of any offense of possession or use of a controlled dangerous substance, the offense of possession or control of a hypodermic needle or syringe without an authorizing prescription; the offense of unlawful possession of prescription legend drugs; sale, distribution, possession with intent to sell of 25 grams or less of marijuana or 5 grams or less. This expedited expungement proceeding is not available for any other offenses involving either the sale, distribution or possession with intent to sell any controlled dangerous substance. These individuals only have to wait one year following the conviction, termination of probation or parole or discharge from custody, whichever is later, to apply to the Superior Court in the county wherein the matter was disposed of for the expungement of such person’s conviction and all records pertaining thereto. The expungement will not be granted if the individual violated any of the conditions of his probation or parole or was convicted of any previous or subsequent criminal act, or who has not had a prior or subsequent criminal matter dismissed because of acceptance into a supervisory treatment or other diversion program.
Cocaine Possession Expungement Lawyer
If you or a family member is interested in getting an arrest or conviction permanently expunged from your record you should contact an experienced expungement attorney today. The criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possess over 100 years of combined experience and we can help you get your record of the arrest or conviction permanently expunged from public records. Our defense lawyers are extremely familiar with the expungement process and we work hard to make sure that your expungement goes through fast and easily. If you were arrested for possession of drugs in Ewing, Hightstown, East Windsor or Hopewell then we can help you get your record erased. Contact our Princeton office today to speak with a senior lawyer for absolutely free at (609) 683-8102 who can advise you of your options.
We serve clients throughout Mercer County, New Jersey — including Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton Borough, West Windsor, East Windsor, Lawrence Township, Robbinsville, Hightstown, Princeton Township, Ewing and Hopewell — and surrounding areas, including Hunterdon County and Burlington County.