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Criminal records are perhaps more damaging to a reputation than just about anything else. That is why if you are someone who has been charged with a crime, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys to learn more about criminal records and how we can help you avoid getting one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens when I am convicted of a crime?

When people are convicted of crimes, their punishment often extends far beyond their time in jail and/or fines they have to pay. If you are convicted of a crime, you will obtain a criminal record. This means that in many cases, the general public will know you are a convicted felon. Rather obviously, this can have very serious ramifications. In many cases, a criminal record can make you ineligible for certain loans. In other cases, a criminal conviction can prevent you from renting a place to live in certain areas. You may find it far more challenging to get a job, as employers frequently ask if you’ve been convicted of a felony, and will generally conduct a background check. Finally, if you are an immigrant and are convicted of a crime, you even risk deportation.

What crimes can be expunged in New Jersey?

Many people seek expungements after being convicted of a crime, as expungements will essentially clear their name. In New Jersey, fortunately, certain low-level crimes can be expunged. However, that being said, there are various crimes that are ineligible for expungement, which is why it is always best to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can fight your charges and prevent you from obtaining one in the first place. Some of the crimes that are generally ineligible for expungement in New Jersey are as follows:

  • False imprisonment
  • DWI/DUI
  • Criminal homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Perjury
  • False swearing
  • Criminal sexual contact with a minor
  • Robbery
  • Endangering the welfare of a child

If you have recently been charged with a crime, you are just a click away from the knowledgeable, aggressive representation you deserve and need.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in the state of New Jersey, you need an experienced attorney on your side who is ready to help you through every step of the legal process going forward. Contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today. Our firm is also experienced in handling legal matters relating to divorce, family law, personal injury law, and more. We are here to help–all you have to do is ask.

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