We’ve all made mistakes in our lifetime. And sometimes those mistakes can come back to haunt. This is especially true when it comes to a criminal record. Just one moment of screwing up and you can damage your life for a very long time. A record can follow you wherever. And even if you have paid your debt to society and have not gotten in further trouble, it’s still there looming. But there is no reason to let a criminal conviction remain on your record for the rest of your life.
You’re going to need some help in getting your record cleaned. That’s when you turn to Jersey City expungement attorney Anthony Carbone. For more than 30 years, he’s helped hundreds of New Jersey clients get their criminal records expunged and he’s ready to help you.
Avoiding the Consequences of a Criminal History
A criminal record can have a serious long-term impact. Once you have been convicted of a crime, even if you served no jail time, your conviction is a matter of public record and can follow you everywhere you go. With a criminal conviction on your record, you are required to report it on job applications. This can give possible employers a reason to deny you jobs based on that record. It could also hurt your chances of getting a loan or buying a new home and can affect how you are treated by the family courts if, for instance, you are seeking custody.
There is no automatic sealing of juvenile criminal records in New Jersey. Even if your only conviction is from before you turned 18, it can have negative consequences for the rest of your life. Read this blog to learn more.
Clearing Offenses from Your Record
At the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we have handled hundreds of criminal record expungements. Don’t let a single criminal offense from a long time ago haunt you. Let experienced Jersey City expungement attorney Anthony Carbone pursue a clean sweep of your criminal record.
If you have been convicted of only one crime (or only two disorderly persons offenses in municipal court), you are probably eligible for expungement. You just need to wait a certain amount of time after the conviction, then file a motion with the court. If your expungement is approved, your fingerprint cards will be destroyed, and your arrest record and conviction record will be cleared. In some cases, you do not even have to go to court, because the judge may sign off on your expungement without a hearing.
If you need to have your criminal record expunged, don’t wait another minute. Contact Jersey City expungement attorney Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.