Answer: A long time. Longer than you think.
In New Jersey, the process of petitioning to have your criminal record expunged can take six months or more! Why? Because it requires more than simply submitting paperwork. The petitioner will usually seek information from the New Jersey State Police and other law enforcement agencies BEFORE petitioning the court. Seeking that critical information is time-consuming, but necessary. If a petitioner requests expungement without obtaining the necessary facts, the process can take many more months to resolve itself.
So if you are considering petitioning for expungement of your criminal record in New Jersey, I recommend you contact my office TODAY so that we can discuss expunging your criminal record in New Jersey.
The faster we start, the faster your request goes before a judge. And make no mistake -- judges are backlogged with petitions for expungement. So call me, Greg DePaul, Esq., now at (973) 376-8585 and let's talk about your petition for expungement.