Bellizia Law Office
Fax: 973-743-2290 firstname.lastname@example.org
Asbury Park Office Address
501 Grand Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Bloomfield Office Address
395 Franklin St
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Is your past holding you back? Do not let your past…haunt your future.
We can expunge your criminal conviction by petitioning the New Jersey Superior Court to expunge your record, including arrest, indictment, conviction, or incarceration.
Is a past arrest or criminal record keeping you from realizing your full potential?
Thousands of citizens have been arrested for crimes, traffic or ordinance violations --and many for crimes they did not commit. Juvenile records, drug offenses, violations of alcohol laws, etc. can stifle your career. The government maintains the records of all arrests and convictions for decades. When you apply for a job or a bank loan or a professional license, you can be asked to reveal all your arrests and past involvement with the criminal justice system -even if you were completely innocent or if the case was dismissed!
Expungement refers to a legal process of sealing criminal record. An expungement will usually require a lawyer to draft a motion (a formal legal document asking the court to take a particular action) and file it with the court. A court order to seal your criminal record will be issued if the court was convinced that you have led an honest and upright life, and the interests of justice would be served by granting the expungement request. After the expungement, most employors will not be able to see your conviction record.
The NJ State Police have created and maintain a database of all arrests and convictions regardless of the numbers that have passed. The NJ State Police pass on such information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) for inclusion in the FBI’s database known as the National Crime Information Center. The NCIC database allows a New Jersey conviction to follow you wherever you go in the United States
Since 9/11, security background checks have become an increasingly common part of everyday life and employment. Employers are now performing these background checks not only on new employment applicants, but also on existing employees. This huge surge in the volume of background checks has caused many ordinary people to lose their jobs as a result of this new security.
Expungement of a criminal conviction is an excellent way to close a chapter on a past mistake. Conviction records do not automatically go away. You have to take action in order to expunge the records. Expungement of a criminal record has many benefits, especially with the ability to deny a conviction when asked by a potential employer. Once relief has been granted, you can honestly answer "no" to a question regarding criminal convictions in many circumstances. In addition, no arrest or conviction shows up if a potential employer, educational institution, or government agency conducts a background search of an individual's public records.
Now, you can erase your mistake. Call the Law Offices of Prosper A. Bellizia at 973-202-6160. He is a former Essex County Prosecutor and experienced attorney with vast expertise in both the state and local criminal justice system. He can help you expunge a past indiscretion from your record and clear your name forever.