One of the main reasons to get an expungement of your arrest or conviction is to help with your job search. Many employers will request a copy of your criminal history and may turn you down for the job based on what they find.
Many people don’t realize that even if you have been arrested, but the case was dismissed, the arrest can still appear on your criminal record. An employer may turn you down even for an arrest with no conviction.
Employers can also turn you down for “minor” convictions such as possession for a small amount of marijuana or shoplifting. Don’t make the mistake of thinking these types of convictions are “no big deal” because they can still come back to haunt you years later.
The good news is that the law in New Jersey allows for the expungement of arrest and conviction records in most cases.
If you are concerned about your criminal record, please call Jason T. Komninos, Esq. at 201-343-4622 for an expungement consultation.