Drug Court Expungements

As of April 18, 2016, expungement law in New Jersey changed drastically to allow individuals who have successfully completed Drug Court to expunge their criminal records.  According to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-14(m), those individuals who successfully complete drug court are eligible for expungement of all prior arrests, detentions, convictions, and/or proceedings for any criminal offense under Title 2C.  To be eligible for this broad expungement relief, the individual must meet the following three requirements:

  1. They must have satisfactorily completed Drug Court;
  2. They must not have been convicted of any crimes, disorderly person, or petty disorderly persons offenses during their term of Drug Court; and
  3. They must not have been convicted of an offense that is barred from expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-2(b) (many of which are violent crimes).

Please be aware that any charges in violation of a local borough ordinance does not fall under Title 2C and will not be expunged under the drug court statue.

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