New Jersey Statutes with Respect to Expungements

Here are the pertinent NJ statutes related to expungements (expunctions) of criminal records. They come from:


bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-1. Definition of expungement
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-2. Indictable offenses
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-3. Disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-4. Ordinances
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-4.1. Juvenile delinquent; expungement of adjudications and charges
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-5. Expungement of records of young drug offenders
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-5.1. Eligibility to file petition for expungement
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-5.2. System for sealing records from the public
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-5.3. “Clean slate” expungement by petition
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-5.4. Automated “clean slate” process
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-6. Arrests not resulting in conviction
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-7. Petition for expungement
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-8. Statements to accompany petition
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-9. Order fixing time for hearing
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-10. Service of petition and documents
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-10.1. System to electronically file expungement applications
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-11. Order directing expungement where no objection prior to hearing
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-12. Denial of relief although no objection entered
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-13. When hearing on petition for expungement shall not be held
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-14. Grounds for denial of relief
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-15. Records to be removed; control
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-16. Expunged record including names of persons other than petitioner
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-17. Use of expunged records by agencies on pending petition for expungement
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-18. Supplying information to violent crimes compensation board
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-19. Order of superior court permitting inspection of records or release of information; limitations
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-20. Use of expunged records in conjunction with supervisory treatment or diversion programs
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-21. Use of expunged records in conjunction with setting bail, presentence report or sentencing
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-22. Use of expunged records by parole board
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-23. Use of expunged records by department of corrections
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-23.1. Use of expunged records; nullification
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-24. County prosecutor's obligation to ascertain propriety of petition
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-25. Retroactive application
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-26. Vacating of orders of sealing; time; basis
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-27. Effect of expungement
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-27.1. Practitioners convicted of health care claims fraud; rescission of debarment order
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-28. Motor vehicle offenses
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-29. Fee
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-30. Disclosure of expungement order
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-31. Limitation
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-32. Construction
bullet N.J.S. 2C:52-32.1. Petition for judicial determination of factual innocence for certain victims of identity theft.

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