Appellate Division Reverses Denial of Expungement for Probation Violations

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On March 19, 2018, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal Records of E.C. (A-5175-15T4). In this case, E.C. initially pled guilty to third-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. She was … Read More

New Amendments to the Expungement Statute

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On April 18, 2016, the new amendments to New Jersey’s expungement statute went into effect. Two of the most notable changes are as follows: NJSA 2C:52-2(a) now allows for the expungement of one indictable offense and up to two disorderly … Read More

Filming Victim Did Not Violate Final Restraining Order

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On March 20, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. D.G.M. In this case, the victim had a final restraining order (FRO) against D.G.M. He was accused of violating it when he showed up to their son’s … Read More

Supreme Court: Paraphernalia Conviction Does Not Trigger Deportation

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On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a conviction for the possession of drug paraphernalia does not trigger removal (deportation) under §1227(a)(2)(B)(i). §1227(a)(2)(B)(i) reads: “Any alien who at any time after admission has been convicted of … Read More