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Are you looking to expunge a charge from your criminal record in New Jersey? If so, you will need to complete the NJ Expungement Form. This form is used to request that a charge or charges be removed from your criminal record. In order to complete the form, you will need to provide certain information about the charge or charges you are seeking to have expunged. Completing the NJ Expungement Form can be tricky, so make sure you seek help if needed. The staff at our office would be happy to assist you with completing the form and getting started on the process of having your criminal record cleaned up.

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How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile

Record

What is an Expungement?

An expungement is the removal and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement, criminal justice agency or juvenile justice agency concerning a person's apprehension, arrest, detention, trial or disposition of an offense within the criminal or juvenile justice system. Unless otherwise provided by law, if an order for expungement is granted, the adult arrest, the record of law enforcement taking you into custody as a juvenile, conviction, adjudication of delinquency, disposition and any related proceedings are considered not to have occurred. See the section on Comparison of Adult and Juvenile Terms for a glossary of terms that are specific to juvenile court.

The New Jersey expungement law states in detail who is eligible for an expungement. You should review the current applicable provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:52-1 through

N.J.S.A. 2C:52-32 to determine if you are eligible. An eligible person must prepare and file a Petition for Expungement. The Petition for Expungement must be filed in the Superior Court in the county where the arrest or prosecution took place. A judge then decides whether the person should be granted an Expungement Order.

In general, these materials provide basic information about how to file a Petition for Expungement. These materials do not provide specific advice about a particular legal problem that you may have, and they are not a substitute for seeing a lawyer. If you encounter a problem, or are in doubt as to whether you need a lawyer, talk to one.

NOTE: These materials have been prepared by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts for use by self-represented litigants. The guide, instructions, and forms will be periodically updated as necessary to reflect current New Jersey statutes and court rules. The most recent version of the forms will be available at the county courthouse or on the Judiciary's Internet site (njcourts.com/prose/index.htm). However, you are ultimately responsible for the content of your court papers.

Acknowledgment: The New Jersey Judiciary would like to acknowledge Legal Services of New Jersey for allowing us to modify their expungement guide. The work that you see in this Pro Se Expungement Package is largely a product of their efforts.

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Things to Think About Before You Represent Yourself in Court

Try to Get a Lawyer

The court system can be confusing, and it is a good idea to get a lawyer if you can. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may wish to contact the legal services program in your county to see if you qualify for free legal services. Their telephone number can be found in your local yellow pages under Legal Aid or Legal Services.

If you do not qualify for free legal services and need help in locating an attorney, you can contact the bar association in your county. Their telephone number can also be found in your local yellow pages. Most county bar associations have a lawyer referral service. The county bar lawyer referral service can supply you with the names of attorneys in your area who usually are willing to handle your particular type of case. Such attorneys are sometimes willing to consult with people in your situation at a reduced fee.

There are also a variety of organizations of minority lawyers throughout New Jersey, as well as organizations of lawyers who handle specialized types of cases. Ask your county court staff for a list of lawyer referral services that include these organizations.

Keep Copies of All Papers

Make and keep for yourself copies of all completed forms and any canceled checks, money orders, sales receipts, bills, contract estimates, letters, leases, photographs and other important documents that relate to your case.

What You Should Expect If You Represent Yourself

While you have the right to represent yourself in court, you should not expect any special treatment, help, or attention from the court. You must still comply with the rules of the court, even if you are not familiar with them. The following is a list of some things the court staff can and cannot do for you. Please read it carefully before asking the court staff for help.

We can explain and answer questions about how the court works.

We can tell you what the requirements are to have your case considered by the court.

We can give you some information from your case file.

We can provide you with samples of court forms that are available.

We can provide you with guidance on how to fill out forms.

We can usually answer questions about court deadlines.

We cannot give you legal advice. Only your lawyer can give you legal advice.

We cannot tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court.

We cannot give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court.

We cannot recommend a lawyer, but we can provide you with the telephone number of a local lawyer referral service.

We cannot talk to the judge for you about what will happen in your case.

We cannot let you talk to the judge outside of court.

We cannot change an order issued by a judge.

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Comparison of Adult and Juvenile Terms

The table below compares commonly understood criminal terms to terms specific to juvenile delinquency matters. Juvenile delinquency matters should not be considered the same as adult criminal actions. The process for expunging juvenile records, however, is the same as that for expunging adult criminal matters. In fact, if you have both adult and juvenile records that you wish to expunge, you should include all matters in your expungement petition.

Criminal Term

Juvenile Term

 

 

Arrest

Taking juvenile into custody

 

 

Conviction

Adjudication of delinquency

 

 

Sentence

Disposition

 

 

Indictment

No equivalent - A juvenile is charged with an offense

 

without an indictment process

 

 

Jail, prison or incarceration

Secure facility, youth house or detention center or

 

juvenile justice institution (specific names may vary)

 

 

Pretrial intervention program

Diversion - Juvenile Conference Committee or Intake

 

Services Conference

 

 

 

Glossary of Terms

 

 

Deferred Disposition:

In a deferred disposition, the court adjudicates the juvenile

 

delinquent and sets forth conditions for the juvenile to meet. If the

 

juvenile meets the terms of those conditions, then the disposition

 

will be dismissed pursuant to the court's order.

 

 

Diversion:

A diversion is the process of removing minor juvenile cases from

 

the full judicial process on the condition that the accused

 

participates successfully in a rehabilitative process, such as a

 

juvenile conference committee or a juvenile intake conference. If

 

conditions entered into by these diversions are met, then it results in

 

a dismissal of the case, and no appearance before a judge is

 

required.

 

 

Indictable Offense:

A criminal offense that includes first, second, third and fourth

 

degree crimes. An indictable offense does not include disorderly

 

persons, petty disorderly persons or municipal ordinance violations.

 

 

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How to File for an Order to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile

Record

Locate Your Records

In order to prepare your expungement petition and prove your eligibility, you will need to get the following information:

The date of your arrest as an adult or when you were taken into custody as a juvenile.

The statute(s) and the offense(s) for which you were arrested, taken into custody as a juvenile, convicted or adjudicated delinquent.

The original indictment, accusation, summons, docket number, warrant number or complaint number.

Include all, if more than one.

The date of the disposition, which could be the date of the conviction or adjudication of delinquency, date of not guilty verdict or date of dismissal.

The specific punishment or other disposition.

If you had an attorney when you were arrested as an adult and/or taken into custody as a juvenile and charged, check first to see if he or she has this information in your case file; if so, this can save you quite a bit of time.

If you must locate your records on your own for an indictable/criminal conviction or arrest, contact the Superior Court Criminal Case Management Office in the county where the arrest or conviction occurred and they will advise you how copies of those records can be obtained. A list of county Criminal Case Management Offices appears at the end of this guide.

If you must locate your records on your own for a juvenile delinquency matter, contact the Superior Court Family Division Office in the county where you were taken into custody as a juvenile, where charges were filed, or where the adjudication occurred, and they will advise you how copies of those records can be obtained. A list of county Family Division Offices appears at the end of this guide.

If you were taken into custody as a juvenile and no charges were filed against you, you must contact the appropriate law enforcement agency for information related to that incident.

You might also contact the county prosecutor. A list of county prosecutors' offices with addresses and telephone numbers appears at the end of this guide. Explain that you are interested in expunging your records and ask for the information listed above, or ask to look at your file if this is permitted. You may also be able to find information you need on disorderly persons offenses by contacting the clerk of the municipal court(s) in which you were prosecuted, or the police department involved in your arrest(s) as an adult or that took you into custody as a juvenile. If you cannot get all of the information, you need to follow Step 1 on the next page.

The numbered steps that follow explain what forms you will need to fill out and what to do with them. Specific directions on filling out each form appear before each of the attached forms. Follow these directions carefully. Each form should be typed or clearly printed on 8 ½ " x 11" white paper only. Forms may not be filed on a different size or color paper.

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Step 1: Request State Police Criminal History Record – Fingerprint Check

This step is only necessary if you do not already have your criminal/juvenile history information about your arrests, charges and dispositions.

In order to obtain your criminal/juvenile history record (also known as a rap sheet) from the New Jersey State Police you will need to be fingerprinted. The State Police use the electronic fingerprint scanning services of a private company, Sagem Morpho, Inc. You will need to contact Sagem Morpho, Inc. to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. You can obtain additional information and schedule an appointment via the internet at bioapplicant.com/nj, or by calling their toll free telephone: 1-877-503-5981.

Additional information about obtaining criminal/juvenile history record checks can also be obtained from the New Jersey State Police website njsp.org/about/serv_chrc.html, or by calling their Criminal Information Unit at 609-882-2000 ext. 2918.

Note: The State Police will have a criminal/juvenile history only if you were fingerprinted when you were arrested. If you were not fingerprinted, and only a complaint was signed against you when you were arrested, you will still have a record with the police department and the court, but you will not have a record sheet within the Division of State Police, State Bureau of Investigation.

Step 2: Complete These Forms

Form A - Petition For Expungement The Petition for Expungement states that you are requesting an Expungement Order and states why you qualify. Complete the Petition for Expungement Order by following the instructions for Form A.

You must then file the petition in the county where you were arrested as an adult or taken into custody as a juvenile. If you were arrested as an adult or taken into custody as a juvenile in more than one county, contact the Criminal Case Management Office in either county and ask whether they will allow you to file for expungement of your entire record in that county.

Next, you must complete the Verification page and sign it in the presence of a Notary Public because this page must bear a notary seal.

Form B - Order For Hearing

The Order for Hearing is used by the judge to schedule a hearing. The Superior Court judge assigned to your case will usually schedule a hearing between 35 and 60 days after he or she gets your petition. Fill out the Order for Hearing by following the instructions for Form B.

Form C - Expungement Order The Expungement Order is the official document that will be signed by the judge if your Petition for Expungement is granted. Complete the Expungement Order by following the instructions for Form C.

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Step 3: File and Serve the Forms

Make three (3) copies of your notarized Petition for Expungement (Form A), Order for Hearing (Form B), and proposed Expungement Order (Form C). The original and two (2) copies should be filed with the court. Keep one copy of each for your records.

Form D - Cover Letter

The Cover Letter is a form letter that describes to the Superior Court Criminal Case Management Office the contents of your package and the purpose of the enclosed forms. Fill in the blanks on the Cover Letter (Form D) and attach the Cover Letter to the originals and the two photocopies that you are filing (keep one copy of each for your records). Include two large self-addressed envelopes with the appropriate postage stamped on each envelope. These envelopes will be used to send filed copies of your package back to you. Mail this package to the Criminal Case Management Office in the county where the arrest and/or prosecution occurred. If you prefer, you may file this package in person. A list of the Criminal Case Management Offices where these forms should be mailed, along with telephone numbers, appears at the end of this guide.

There is a filing fee of $75 payable by check or money order to the Treasurer, State of N.J. Only checks with preprinted names will be accepted. Starter checks will not be accepted. The filing fee may be waived upon application to the Court after financial disclosure of income and assets and a court determination of indigency. If you wish to apply for a waiver, please contact the Criminal Case Management Office where you are filing your petition.

Step 4: Distributing the Filed Copies

One copy of the Petition for Expungement, Order for Hearing, and the proposed Expungement Order will be mailed back to you marked “Filed” and assigned a “Docket Number.” The Order for Hearing will also state the time and the date for your hearing.

Immediately after receiving the filed copies from the court, make at least seven (7) copies of the Petition for Expungement, Order for Hearing, and the proposed Expungement Order.

Mail one copy of each, immediately, by certified mail, return receipt requested, to each of the following government agencies that were involved with your case(s):

The Attorney General of New Jersey.

The Superintendent of State Police, Expungement Unit.

The County Prosecutor.

The Clerk of the municipal court if a municipal court heard the matter.

The Chief of Police or other head of the police department where the offense was committed or the arrest was made.

The chief law enforcement officer of any other law enforcement agency of the state that participated in the arrest.

The Warden or superintendent of any institution in which you were incarcerated.

The County Probation Division should be provided a copy if you were granted a conditional discharge, enrolled into the Pretrial Intervention Program, enrolled in a juvenile diversion program (juvenile conference committee or intake service conference), granted a deferred disposition, performed community service, owed fines or restitution or you served a term of probation.

The Division of Criminal Justice, Records and Identification Unit should be provided a copy if your case was processed through the State Grand Jury.

The County Family Division should be provided a copy if you are requesting the expungement of any juvenile delinquency matters.

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Step 4: Continued

Form E - Cover Letter

You may use the Cover Letter (Form E) when mailing the copies to these agencies. Fill in the blanks on the Cover Letter (Form

E)and attach the Cover Letter to each set of copies.

You should mail the copies of these forms right away, because the law requires service or mailing within five (5) days from the date that the Order for Hearing was signed. Mail them at the post office, by certified mail, return receipt requested.

Form F - Proof of Notice

After you have received the certified mail return receipt cards back from the post office, contact the Criminal Case Management Office, and ask the clerk whether the court requires that the proof of mailing be submitted at or prior to the hearing. If proof is required to be produced at the hearing, make sure that you bring the green certified mail return receipt cards and the Proof of Notice (Form F) to court with you on the day of the hearing. Complete the Proof of Notice form by following the instructions for Form F. If proof is required to be submitted prior to the hearing make sure that you bring or mail the green certified mail return receipt cards and the Proof of Notice (Form F) to the Criminal Case Management Office immediately. If you choose to mail this information to the court, you should send it by certified mail, return receipt requested.

Step 5: Go to the Hearing

Arrive at the court on your assigned hearing date about 15 minutes early. (Not all counties require you to appear for the hearing. If your appearance is not required, you must mail the Proof of Notice and the green return receipt cards to the Criminal Case Management office where you filed your petition, at least one week before the scheduled hearing.)

If you are required to appear, take your copies of the filed Petition for Expungement, the Expungement Order, and the green return receipt cards to the hearing (unless you previously filed them with the court). When you arrive at the court, tell the court clerk that you are there.

If any law enforcement officers object to the expungement, they will tell the judge the reason. The judge may ask you some questions and will decide whether to grant or deny you an expungement. If there is no opposition, the judge will, in most cases, grant your expungement.

If no law enforcement officers object to the expungement, the court may order the expungement of your records without a hearing. If this happens, you will receive a signed and filed Expungement Order in the mail.

It is a good practice to call the court the day before the hearing to confirm that it is still on the court's calendar.

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Step 6: Distribute Your Finalized Expungement Order

Immediately after you receive a copy of the Expungement Order signed by the judge and stamped "Filed" by the court, mail a copy of the Expungement Order, by certified mail, return receipt requested, to each of the following:

The Attorney General of New Jersey.

The Superintendent of State Police, Expungement Unit.

The County Prosecutor.

The Clerk of the municipal court if a municipal court heard the matter.

The Chief of Police or other head of the police department where the offense was committed or the arrest was made.

The chief law enforcement officer of any other law enforcement agency of the state that participated in the arrest.

The Warden or superintendent of any institution in which you were incarcerated.

The Records Division of any institution in which you were incarcerated.

The Identification Bureau in the county where the arrest was made or where you were incarcerated (a list of County Identification Bureaus appears at the end of this guide).

The County Probation Division should be provided a copy if you were granted a conditional discharge, enrolled into the Pretrial Intervention Program, enrolled in a juvenile diversion program (juvenile conference committee or intake service conference), granted a deferred disposition, performed community service, owed fines or restitution or you served a term of probation.

Step 6: Continued

The Division of Criminal Justice, Records and Identification Unit should be provided a copy if your case was processed through the State Grand Jury

The County Family Division should be provided a copy if you are requesting the expungement of any juvenile delinquency matters.

Form G - Cover Letter

You may use this Cover Letter (Form G) when mailing the Expungement Order to these agencies. Fill in the blanks on the Cover Letter (Form G) and attach the Cover Letter to each set of copies.

Keep the mailing receipts and the green cards that are returned to you as proof that the documents were received.

In Conclusion

As a final reminder, make sure that you have completely followed all of the steps required in this guide. This is very important because even though your records may be eligible for expungement, if you miss any of the required steps, your Petition for Expungement may be denied. In that case, you will have to start over.

We have tried to explain as simply as possible the steps to get your records expunged. The forms that you can use are in the following section.

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Expungement Forms

This section contains blank expungement forms and instructions. Follow the instructions in this guide and complete these forms with information about your case(s).

The following forms and instructions are included in this guide:

Form A - Petition for Expungement

The application to the court requesting that the court expunge your record.

Form B - Order for Hearing

The document on which the court will schedule a hearing of your case.

Form C - Expungement Order

The document to be signed by the judge if your Petition for Expungement is granted.

Form D - Cover Letter

The form letter to be sent to the court when filing your Petition for Expungement, Order for Hearing and proposed Expungement Order.

Form E - Cover Letter

The form letter to be sent when giving notice of the hearing.

Form F - Proof of Notice

The document to be filed with the court after notice is given.

Form G - Cover Letter

The form letter to be sent when giving notice that the expungement was granted.

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Instructions for Petition for Expungement (Form A)

1.Fill in your name, address, telephone number, and Social Security number at the top left-hand corner of the form.

2.At the top right-hand corner, fill in the name of the county in which you will be filing the Petition for Expungement.

3.Do not fill in "Docket No." Leave this space blank. The court clerk will give you a docket number and will fill in the blank.

4.In the box where it states "In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of _______," print your full name.

5.Where it states, "I, _______," fill in your full name.

6.Where it states "residing at," fill in your current address.

7.In paragraph 1, fill in your date of birth.

8.In paragraph 2, fill in the date you were arrested and the town where you were arrested. Include any arrests that may have occurred when you were a juvenile, whether they were sealed or unsealed. Then, fill in the name of the offense you were charged with and give the New Jersey statute under which you were arrested.

9.In paragraph 3, fill in the original indictment, accusation, summons, docket number, warrant number, or complaint number(s).

10.In paragraph 4, fill this in ONLY if the charge against you was dismissed. If the charge was dismissed then fill in the date on which the charge was dismissed, the name of the charge that was dismissed, and the name of the court that dismissed the charge. Remember, if the charge against you was not dismissed, cross out paragraph 4 and go to paragraph 5.

11.In paragraph 5, fill this in ONLY if you were convicted, adjudicated delinquent or pled guilty to the charges. Then, fill in the date on which you pled or were found guilty or adjudicated delinquent, the name of the offense you pled guilty to, and the law under which you pled guilty (example, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4 (harassment)). Remember, this is the law under which you pled or were found guilty, not the law under which you were arrested. You must also include the sentence or disposition. For example, the sentence/disposition could have been jail/prison/incarceration time, a fine or probation, or a combination of these. You should indicate the date that you were released from jail/prison/incarceration, the date the fine was paid, and/or the date that probation or parole was completed in the spaces provided.

Note: All of your arrests, charges, or prosecutions, even those for which you are not seeking an expungement, must be listed in your petition.

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10171 (Petition for Expungement)

 

Instructions for Petition for Expungement (Form A) - Continued

12.Fill in paragraphs 6-13 if you have any additional arrests, charges, or prosecutions. Otherwise, cross out the paragraphs that you do not use.

13.Sign and print your name following paragraph 14 on the lines that state "your signature" and "your name printed."

14.Complete the Verification page of the petition. You must sign this page in the presence of a Notary Public because this page must have a notary seal.

15.On the first line of the Verification page, fill in your complete name.

16.In paragraph 3 of the Verification page, if you are seeking expungement of a conviction/adjudication of an indictable offense, this sentence tells the court that you have never been granted expungement, sealing (the prior name for expungement in New Jersey), or other relief regarding a criminal conviction or adjudication of delinquency. If you ARE NOT seeking expungement of an indictable offense, cross out paragraph 3.

17.Sign and print your name on the lines that indicate "your signature before a Notary" and "your name printed." You must sign this Verification page in the presence of a Notary who will then affix their seal to this page.

Note: Make sure that you fill in or cross out all the blank paragraphs that do not apply to you on Form A. The Petition must be signed at the end of paragraph 14 and at the bottom of the Verification page.

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10171 (Petition for Expungement)

 

Petition for Expungement

(Form A)

 

Superior Court of New Jersey

 

Law Division

(your name)

County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(where you are filing)

 

 

 

(your address)

Docket No.

 

 

 

(clerk will fill in)

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(your telephone number)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(your social security number)

 

 

 

Appearing Pro Se

In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of

(your name)

Civil Action

Petition for Expungement

I,

 

 

 

 

 

 

, residing at

 

 

 

(your name)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAY.

 

 

 

(address - continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

My date of birth is

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

I was arrested/taken into custody on

 

, in

 

N.J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(municipality)

 

 

 

and charged with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

, in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(name of offense)

 

 

 

violation of N.J.S.A.

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(statute)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.The original Indictment/Accusation/Summons/Warrant/Complaint/Docket number was

.

*4. On

, the charge of

 

 

 

 

(name of offense)

was dismissed by

 

 

after conditional discharge, pretrial

 

 

(name of court)

intervention program, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition was successfully completed.

*If you did not have a conditional discharge, pretrial intervention, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition, cross out "after conditional discharge, pretrial intervention program, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition was successfully completed." If you were convicted or adjudicated delinquent of the offense described above, cross out paragraph 4 completely.

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10171 (Petition for Expungement)

 

Petition for Expungement

(Form A - Continued)

*5.On

 

, I was found guilty / adjudicated delinquent of the charge of

 

 

 

 

 

 

, in violation of N.J.S.A.

 

 

 

(name of offense)

 

 

 

(statute)

 

and was sentenced to

 

 

.

 

I completed jail/prison/ incarceration time on

 

 

; probation on

 

and I paid the fine on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* If you were not found guilty or adjudicated delinquent, cross out paragraph 5 completely.

If you were not sentenced to jail/prison time/incarceration, probation, or a fine, write "n/a" (not applicable) in the appropriate spaces.

If you have no other arrests, cross out numbers 6 through 13.

6. I was arrested/ taken into custody on

 

 

, in

 

 

, N.J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(municipality)

and charged with

 

 

 

 

 

 

, in

 

 

 

 

(name of offense)

 

 

 

violation of N.J.S.A.

.

 

 

 

 

 

(statute)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.The original Indictment/Accusation/Summons/Warrant/Complaint/Docket number was

.

*8. On

, the charge of

 

 

 

 

(name of offense)

was dismissed by

 

 

after conditional discharge, pretrial

 

 

(name of court)

intervention program, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition was successfully completed.

*If you did not have a conditional discharge, pretrial intervention program, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition, cross out "after conditional discharge, pretrial intervention program, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition was successfully completed."

If you were convicted or adjudicated delinquent of the offense described above, cross out paragraph 8 completely.

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10171 (Petition for Expungement)

 

Petition for Expungement

(Form A - Continued)

*9.On

 

, I was found guilty / adjudicated delinquent of the charge of

 

 

 

 

 

 

, in violation of N.J.S.A.

 

 

 

(name of offense)

 

 

 

(statute)

 

and was sentenced to

 

 

.

 

I completed jail/prison/ incarceration time on

 

 

; probation on

 

and I paid the fine on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* If you were not found guilty or adjudicated delinquent, cross out paragraph 9 completely.

If you were not sentenced to jail/prison/incarceration time, probation, or a fine, write "n/a" (not applicable) in the appropriate spaces.

If you have no other arrests, cross out numbers 10 through 13.

10. I was arrested/ taken into custody on

 

 

, in

 

 

 

N.J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(municipality)

and charged with

 

 

 

 

 

 

, in

 

 

 

 

(name of offense)

 

 

 

violation of N.J.S.A.

.

 

 

 

 

 

(statute)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.The original Indictment/Accusation/Summons/Warrant/Complaint/Docket number was

.

*12.On

, the charge of

 

 

 

 

 

(name of offense)

was dismissed by

 

 

 

after conditional discharge, pretrial

 

 

 

(name of court)

intervention program, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition was successfully completed.

*If you did not have a conditional discharge, pretrial intervention program, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition, cross out "after conditional discharge, pretrial intervention program, juvenile conference committee, intake service conference or deferred disposition was successfully completed."

If you were convicted or adjudicated delinquent of the offense described above, cross out paragraph 12 completely.

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10171 (Petition for Expungement)

 

Petition for Expungement

(Form A - Continued)

*13.On

 

, I was found guilty / adjudicated delinquent of the charge of

 

 

 

 

 

 

, in violation of N.J.S.A.

 

 

 

(name of offense)

 

 

 

(statute)

 

and was sentenced to

 

 

.

 

I completed jail/prison/ incarceration time on

 

 

; probation on

 

and I paid the fine on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* If you were not found guilty or adjudicated delinquent, cross out paragraph 13 completely. If you were not sentenced to jail/prison/incarceration time, probation, or a fine, write "n/a" (not applicable) in the appropriate spaces.

NOTE: If you have additional arrests as an adult or were taken into custody as a juvenile by the police, you must re-draft this entire petition and include those arrests in the same form as this petition.

14.I request that this Court grant me an Expungement Order as authorized by N.J.S.A. 2C:52-1, et seq., directing the Clerk of the Court and all relevant criminal/juvenile justice and law enforcement services of the State of New Jersey to expunge from their records all evidence of the arrest/conviction/disposition (police record of when you were taken into custody as a juvenile/adjudication of delinquency/disposition) and all proceedings in this matter, and further directing any New Jersey law enforcement agency which sent records of the adult arrest/juvenile custody and proceedings to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other law enforcement agency outside of New Jersey to inform the recipient and the agencies designated to retain control of expunged records to take sufficient precautions to ensure that such records and information are not released.

Respectfully submitted,

Signed:

(your signature)

(your name printed)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10171 (Petition for Expungement)

 

Verification

(Form A - Continued)

, of full age, being duly sworn

(Your Name)

according to law, upon his oath deposes and says:

1.I am the Petitioner in this matter and statements made in this Petition are true to the best of my knowledge.

2.There are no disorderly persons, petty disorderly persons, or indictable charges pending against me at this time.

3.I am seeking expungement of a conviction on a criminal case and I have never been granted an expungement of an indictable conviction by any state or federal court.

(If you are not seeking expungement of an indictable offense, cross out #3.)

Signed:

(your signature before a Notary)

(your name printed)

Sworn to and subscribed before me this

day of

 

,

(Notary’s signature)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10171 (Petition for Expungement)

 

Instructions for Order for Hearing (Form B)

1.At the top left-hand corner, fill in your name and address.

2.At the top right-hand corner, fill in the county in which you will be filing your petition.

3.Do not fill in "Docket No." Leave this space blank. The court clerk will give you a docket number and will fill in the blank.

4.In the box where it states "In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of _________," print your full name.

5.Where it states, "This matter having been opened to the Court upon the annexed Petition of _________," fill in your name.

6.Leave the lines blank in the paragraph that begins "IT IS ORDERED this…." The Court Clerk with fill in the date and time of the hearing.

7.On the line "The Prosecutor of _____________ County," fill in the county name where you were arrested as an adult or taken into custody as a juvenile. If you were arrested in more than one county, enter the names of each county.

8.On the lines "Clerk(s) of the __________ Municipal Court(s)" and "Chief(s) of the

_____________ Police Department(s)," fill in the town where you were arrested as an adult or taken into custody as a juvenile. If you were arrested in more than one town, enter the names of each town.

9.On the line "Chief of the _________________ County Probation Division, fill in the county name for the probation division, if you were granted a conditional discharge, enrolled into the Pretrial Intervention Program, participated in a juvenile conference committee, participated in intake service conference, received a deferred disposition, performed community service, owed restitution or fines or you served a term of probation. If the probation division was not involved in your case, you may cross this off.

10.On the lines "The Warden(s) of the __________________ Jail(s) / Prison(s)" and "The Superintendent(s) of ______________ (for juveniles only)," fill in the name(s) of the jail(s), place(s) of incarceration or prison(s) if you were incarcerated. If you were not incarcerated, you may cross this off.

11.On the line "_________________ County Family Division,” fill in the county name if you are requesting the expungement of a juvenile delinquency matter. Otherwise, you may cross this off.

12.Leave the space blank that states "Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey." This is where the judge will sign the order.

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10172 (Order for Hearing)

 

ORDER FOR HEARING

(Form B)

(your name)

(your address)

(city, state, zip code)

Appearing Pro Se

In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of

(your name)

Superior Court of New Jersey

Law Division

County

(where you are filing)

Docket No.

(clerk will fill in)

Civil Action

Order for Hearing

This matter having been opened to the Court upon the annexed Petition of

, and for good cause appearing;

 

 

(your name)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT IS ORDERED this

 

 

 

day of

 

,

 

 

, that a

Hearing before this Court is set for the

 

 

 

day of

 

 

 

,

 

at

 

o'clock

 

.m. to determine whether an Order of Expungement shall be granted;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Petitioner shall send by certified mail, copies of this Order and Petition to the following officials within five (5) days of this Order:

The Attorney General of New Jersey

The Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, Expungement Unit

The Prosecutor of

 

 

County

Clerk(s) of the

 

 

 

Municipal Court(s),

Chief(s) of the

 

 

 

Police Department(s),

Chief of the

 

County Probation Department

The Warden of the

 

 

 

 

Jail/Prison

The Superintendent of

 

 

 

 

 

(for juveniles only)

County Family Division

The Division of Criminal Justice, Records and Identification Unit

Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10172 (Order for Hearing)

 

Instructions for Expungement Order (Form C)

1.At the top left-hand corner, fill in your full name and address.

2.At the top right-hand corner, indicate the county in which you will be filing your petition.

3.Do not fill in "Docket No." leave this space blank. The court clerk will give you a docket number and will fill in the blank.

4.In the box where it states, "In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of _______________," print your full name.

5.In the first paragraph of the Expungement Order, after "…Verified Petition of," print your full name, date of birth and social security number where it is indicated.

6.Leave the next three spaces blank where it states "IT IS ORDERED this ___ day of

__________, ______________." They will be filled in by the court.

7.On the line "The Prosecutor of _____________ County," fill in the county name where you were arrested as an adult or taken into custody as a juvenile. If you were arrested in more than one county, enter the names of each county.

8.On the lines "Clerk(s) of the __________ Municipal Court(s)" and "Chief(s) of the

_____________ Police Department(s)," fill in the town where you were arrested as an adult or taken into custody as a juvenile. If you were arrested in more than one town, enter the names of each town.

9.On the line "Chief of the _________________ County Probation Division, fill in the county name for the probation division, if you were granted a conditional discharge, enrolled into the Pretrial Intervention Program, participated in a juvenile conference committee, participated in intake service conference, received a deferred disposition, performed community service, owed restitution or fines or you served a term of probation. If the probation division was not involved in your case, you may cross this off.

10.On the lines "The Warden(s) of the __________________ Jail(s) / Prison(s)" and "The Superintendent(s) of ______________ (for juveniles only)," fill in the name(s) of the jail(s), place(s) of incarceration or prison(s) if you were incarcerated. If you were not incarcerated, you may cross this off.

11.On the lines "Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court of New Jersey, _________________

County" fill in the county or counties where your records will be expunged.

12.After "all information relating to," print where indicated your complete name.

13.Fill in the dates you were arrested and the law(s) under which you were arrested. If you have more than three arrests, attach a separate sheet of paper with the information about the additional arrests.

14.Leave the signature line on the next page blank. This is where the judge will sign the order.

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10173 (Expungement Order)

 

Expungement Order

(Form C)

(your name)

(your address)

(city, state, zip code)

Appearing Pro Se

In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of

(your name)

Superior Court of New Jersey

Law Division

County

(where you are filing)

Docket No.

(clerk will fill in)

Civil Action

Expungement Order

This matter having been opened to the Court upon the Verified Petition of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whose date of birth is

 

 

 

 

and

 

(your name)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(birth date)

 

 

 

 

social security number is

 

 

 

 

 

 

, and it appearing that the requirements for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(your social security number)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expungement under N.J.S.A. 2C:52-1, et seq. have been satisfied;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT IS ORDERED this

 

 

 

 

 

day of

,

 

, that the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Attorney General of New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, Expungement Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Prosecutor of

 

 

 

 

 

County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk(s) of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipal Court(s),

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief(s) of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Department(s),

 

 

 

 

 

Chief of the

 

 

 

County Probation Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Warden of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jail/Prison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Superintendent of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(for juveniles only)

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court of New Jersey,

 

 

County, remove

from their records all information relating to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(your name)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

arrest/custody on the charge of violating N.J.S.A.

 

 

 

;

 

(date of arrest)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(statute)

 

 

 

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

arrest/custody on the charge of violating N.J.S.A.

 

 

 

;

 

(date of arrest)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(statute)

 

 

 

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

arrest/custody on the charge of violating N.J.S.A.

 

 

 

;

 

(date of arrest)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(statute)

 

 

 

 

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10173 (Expungement Order)

 

EXPUNGEMENT ORDER

(Form C – Continued)

and remove all records concerning the subsequent criminal and/or juvenile proceedings regarding such charge(s), including any conviction(s), adjudication(s) of delinquency or disposition(s), if applicable, and place such information in the control of a person within the office designated to retain control over expunged records.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any of the above officers or agencies which sent fingerprints and/or any records of the above arrest/conviction/adjudication/disposition and proceedings to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other office or agency shall notify same of this Order and that the agencies designated to retain such records take sufficient precautions to insure that such records and information are not released.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any records, or the information therein, shall not be released except as provided under the provision of N.J.S.A. 2C:52-1, et seq. and that the persons designated to retain control over expunged records take sufficient precautions to insure that such records and information are not released.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that in response to requests for information or records, the court office or law enforcement agency shall reply with respect to the arrest/conviction/adjudication/disposition, which is the subject of this Order, that there is no record.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the arrest/conviction/adjudication/disposition, which is the subject of this Order, shall be deemed, in contemplation of law, not to have occurred, and the Petitioner may answer accordingly any question relating to this occurrence except as provided in N.J.S.A. 2C:52-27.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Order does not expunge the records contained in the Controlled Dangerous Substances Registry created pursuant to P.L. 1970, c. 227 (C.26:2G-17 et seq.) or the registry created by the Administrative Office of the Courts pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:43-21.

Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10173 (Expungement Order)

 

Instructions for Cover Letter (Form D)

1.At the top right-hand corner of the page, fill in the date.

2.At the top-left-hand corner, print the county and the mailing address of the Criminal Case Management Office where you are filing your petition papers. (A list of County Criminal Case Management Offices appears at the end of this guide).

3.On the line that states "your name," print your full name.

4.In the bottom right-hand corner, sign your name on the line that states "Your signature" and then print your name and mailing address where indicated.

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10174 (Cover Letter to Court When Filing Papers)

 

Cover Letter to Court When Filing Papers

(Form D)

(date)

Clerk, Superior Court of New Jersey

(county)

(address)

(city, state, zip code)

Re:

In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of:

(your name)

Dear Sir or Madam:

Enclosed are an original and two copies of a Petition, Order for Hearing and Proposed Final Order in this matter. Kindly submit them to the appropriate Judge and return copies marked "Filed."

Thank you.

Sincerely,

(your signature)

(your name)

(address)

(city, state, zip code)

Enc:

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10174 (Cover Letter to Court When Filing Papers)

 

Instructions for Cover Letter (Form E)

1.At the top right-hand corner of the page, fill in the date.

2.Fill in the addresses you have located for each applicable agency that was involved with your case(s). Some of the addresses have been provided for you.

3.On the line that states "Expungement Hearing: (date), (time)," fill in the date and time that appear on your copy of the Order for Hearing.

4.On the line that states "Docket No.," fill in the docket number that appears in the upper right-hand corner of your filed copies of the Petition for Expungement, the Order for Hearing, and the proposed final order (Expungement Order).

5.In the bottom right-hand corner, sign your name on the line that states "your signature" and then print your name and mailing address where indicated.

6.To fill in the “Certified Mail No.” on the last line of Form E, you must first prepare this package for mailing and purchase the certified mailing postage. Fill in the “Certified Mail No.” from the certified mail receipt you received from the post office.

Please note that a separate certified mail number must accompany each Form E that you mail. Therefore, you must purchase/secure more than one certified mail card/receipt from the post office if you are mailing Form E to multiple agencies and/or locations.

7.Attach a copy of this Cover Letter (Form E) to each copy of the filed expungement package and mail a package via certified mail return receipt requested, to each agency.

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10175 (Cover Letter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Letter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Form E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(date)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney General, State of New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

Superintendent, State Police

 

Hughes Justice Complex

 

 

 

 

 

Expungement Unit

 

Post Office Box 080

 

 

 

 

 

Post Office Box 7068

 

Trenton, NJ 08625

 

 

 

 

 

West Trenton, NJ 08628

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prosecutor,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipal Court Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief of Police,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warden/Jail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(name of jail/prison)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Probation Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(name of place of incarceration)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Sheriff,

 

 

 

 

 

Division of Criminal Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Records and Identification Unit

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

25 Market Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Office Box 085

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

Trenton, New Jersey 08625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Family Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Expungement Hearing:

 

 

at

 

 

 

 

Docket No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(date)

 

 

 

 

(time)

Dear Sir or Madam:

Enclosed are copies of the Petition for Expungement, Order for Hearing, and proposed Final Order in this matter.

Sincerely,

(your signature)

(your name)

(address)

(city, state, zip code)

Certified Mail No.

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10175 (Cover Letter)

 

Instructions for Proof of Notice (Form F)

This form is to be used only if the proof of mailing of the filed expungement package to each agency is required to be submitted to the court prior to the court hearing. Submit this form pursuant to the clerk's instructions.

1.In the upper left-hand corner, print your full name and address.

2.In the upper right-hand corner, fill in the county in which you filed the petition.

3.Fill in the docket number.

4.In the box where it states "In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of _________," print your full name.

5.Fill in the date that you mailed copies of the filed Petition for Expungement, the Order for Hearing, and the proposed Expungement Order to each agency. The date will be found on your certified mail receipts.

6.Fill in the location (town or county) for each agency to which you sent your expungement package.

7.Sign and date this form at the bottom.

8.Mail Form F, along with the certified mail receipts, to the Court where your hearing is scheduled. Keep a copy of Form F and your certified mail receipts for your records.

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10176 (Proof of Notice)

 

Proof of Notice

(Form F)

(your name)

(your address)

(city, state, zip code)

Appearing Pro Se

In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of

(your name)

Superior Court of New Jersey

Law Division

County

(where you are filing)

Docket No.

(fill in docket number)

Civil Action

Proof of Notice

On

 

, I mailed a copy of the Petition for Expungement, Order for Hearing

(date)

and Proposed Final Order by way of certified mail, return receipt requested to the following:

The Attorney General of New Jersey

The Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, Expungement Unit

The Prosecutor of

 

 

 

County

Chief(s) of the

 

 

 

 

Police Department(s)

Clerk(s) of the

 

 

 

 

Municipal Court(s)

The Warden of the

 

 

 

 

 

Jail/Prison

The Superintendent of

 

 

 

 

 

(for juveniles only)

The

 

 

County Probation Division

The Division of Criminal Justice, Records and Identification Unit

Enclosed are the certified mail receipts that were returned to me.

(your signature)

(date)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10176 (Proof of Notice)

 

Instructions for Cover Letter (Form G)

1.At the top right-hand corner of the page, fill in the date.

2.Next, fill in the addresses for each applicable agency that you want to notify that your record has been expunged.

3.On the line that states "your name," print your full name as it appears on your Expungement Order.

4.On the line that states "docket no.," fill in the docket number that appears on your Expungement Order.

5.In the bottom right-hand corner, sign your name on the line that states "your signature" and then print your name and mailing address where indicated.

6.To fill in the “Certified Mail No.” on the last line of Form G, you must first prepare this package for mailing and purchase the certified mailing postage. Fill in the “Certified Mail No.” from the certified mail receipt you received from the post office.

7.Please note that a separate certified mail number must accompany each Form G that you mail. Therefore, you must purchase/secure more than one certified mail card/receipt from the post office if you are mailing Form G to multiple agencies and/or locations.

8.Attach a copy of this Cover Letter (Form G) to each copy of the signed and filed Expungement Order and mail it via certified mail, return receipt requested, to each agency.

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10177 (Cover Letter)

 

Cover Letter

(Form G)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(date)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney General, State of New Jersey

 

 

 

Superintendent, State Police

 

Hughes Justice Complex

 

 

 

Expungement Unit

 

Post Office Box 080

 

 

 

Post Office Box 7068

 

Trenton, NJ 08625

 

 

 

West Trenton, NJ 08628

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prosecutor,

 

 

 

 

Municipal Court Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief of Police,

 

 

 

 

Warden/Jail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(name of jail/prison)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Probation Office

 

 

 

 

Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(name of place of incarceration)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Identification Bureau,

 

 

 

Division of Criminal Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Records and Identification Unit

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

25 Market Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Office Box 085

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

Trenton, New Jersey 08625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Family Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(city, state, zip code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re:

In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal/Juvenile Records of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(your name)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(docket no.)

Dear Sir or Madam:

Enclosed is a copy of an Expungement Order. Please take the appropriate action to see that these records are expunged.

Sincerely,

(your signature)

(your name)

(address)

(city, state, zip code)

Certified Mail No.

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

page 29 of 34

Form Revised: 04/2009, CN 10177 (Cover Letter)

 

Criminal Case Management Offices

All Counties: Filing fee: $75, Payee: State of N.J. Treasurer

Atlantic County

Gloucester County

Ocean County

Superior Court of Atlantic County

Criminal Case Manager

Ocean County Superior Court

Expungement Clerk

70 Hunter St

Criminal Case Processing

4997 Unami Blvd

Woodbury, NJ 08096

120 Hooper Ave

Mays Landing, NJ 08330

(856) 686-7500

Toms River, NJ 08753

(609) 909-8147

 

(732) 929-4780

Bergen County

Hudson County

Passaic County

Criminal Case Management Office

Criminal Records

Superior Court

Bergen County Justice Center

Criminal Case Management

Criminal Division

Rm 119

Administration Bldg

77 Hamilton St, 2nd Fl

10 Main St

595 Newark Ave, Rm 104

Paterson, NJ 07505

Hackensack, NJ 0760

Jersey City 07306

(973) 247-8402

(201) 527-2700 ext. 2173

(201) 217-5216

 

Burlington County

Hunterdon County

Salem County

Burlington County Courthouse

Criminal Division

Criminal Case Management

Processing Office

Hunterdon Justice Center

92 Market St

49 Rancocas Rd, 1st Fl

65 Park Ave

Salem, NJ 08079

Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Flemington, NJ 08822

(856) 878-5050, Ext. 15850

(609) 518-2573

(908) 237-5840

 

Camden County

Mercer County

Somerset County

Hall of Justice

Mercer County Criminal Courthouse

Criminal Case Management

Expungement Section

Criminal Records, Expungement Unit

20 North Bridge St

101 South 5th St

400 South Warren St, Rm 109

PO Box 3000

Camden, NJ 08103

Trenton, NJ 08650

Somerville, NJ 08876

(856) 379-2200 ext. 3364

(609) 571-4127

(908) 231-7600 Ext. 7628

Cape May County

Middlesex County

Sussex County

Criminal Case Management

Middlesex County Court House

Sussex County Judicial Center

9 North Main St

Criminal Records

Criminal Division

Cape May Court House NJ 08210

56 Paterson St

43-47 High St

(609) 463-6550

PO Box 964

Newton, NJ 07860

 

New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0964

(973) 579-0933

 

(732) 519-3859

 

Cumberland County

Monmouth County

Union County

Criminal Case Manager

Monmouth County Superior Court

Criminal Division

60 W Broad St

Criminal Division

2 Broad St

Bridgeton, NJ 08302

71 Monument Park

Elizabeth, NJ 07207

(856) 453-4300

PO Box 1271

(908) 659-4660

 

Freehold, NJ 07728

 

 

(732) 677-4500

 

Essex County

Morris County

Warren County

Veterans Courthouse

Superior Court of New Jersey

Criminal Case Management

Criminal Records Office

Criminal Records Department

PO Box 900

50 West Market St

PO Box 910

Belvidere, NJ 07823

Rm 1012

Morristown, NJ 07963

(908) 475-6990

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 326-6950

 

973-776-9300 ext. 55965

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

page 30 of 34

Address Lists Revised: 06/30/2015, CN: 11664 (Expungement Kit Address Lists - Criminal Case Management Offices)

 

County Prosecutor Offices

Atlantic County

Gloucester County

Ocean County

4997 Unami Blvd

PO Box 623

119 Hooper Ave

PO Box 2002

Woodbury, NJ 08096

PO Box 2191

Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Phone: (856) 384-5500

Toms River, NJ 08754

Phone: (609) 909-7800

Fax: (856) 384-8624

Phone: (732) 929-2027

Fax: (609) 909-7802

 

Fax: (732) 506-5088

Bergen County

Hudson County

Passaic County

Justice Center

Administration Building

Administration Building

10 Main St

595 Newark Ave, 6th Fl

401 Grand St

Hackensack, NJ 07601-7681

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Paterson, NJ 07505

Phone: (201) 646-2300

Phone: (201) 795-6400

Phone: (973) 881-4800

Fax: (201) 646-3794

Fax: (201) 795-3365

Fax: (973) 225-0155

Burlington County

Hunterdon County

Salem County

County Courts Facility

Justice Center

87 Market St

49 Rancocas Rd

65 Park Ave

PO Box 462

PO Box 6000

PO Box 756

Salem, NJ 08079

Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Flemington, NJ 08822-0756

Phone: (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8333

Phone: (609) 265-5035

Phone: (908) 788-1129

Fax: (856) 935-8737

Fax: (609) 265-5007

Fax: (908) 806-4618

 

Camden County

Mercer County

Somerset County

25 North 5th St

County Court House

40 North Bridge St

Camden, NJ 08102-1231

209 South Broad St, 3rd Fl

PO Box 3000

Phone: (856) 225-8400

PO Box 8068

Somerville, NJ 08876

Fax: (856) 963-0080

Trenton, NJ 08650

Phone: (908) 231-7100

 

Phone: (609) 989-6350

Fax: (908) 704-0056

 

Fax: (609) 989-0161

 

Cape May County

Middlesex County

Sussex County

Crest Haven Complex

25 Kirkpatrick St, 3rd Fl

19-21 High St

4 Moore Rd

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Newton, NJ 07860

110 Justice Way

Phone: (732) 745-3300

Phone: (973) 383-1570

Cape May Court House NJ 08210

Fax: (732) 745-2791

Fax: (973) 383-4929

Phone: (609) 465-1135

 

 

Fax: (609) 465-1347

 

 

Cumberland County

Monmouth County

Union County

115 Vine Street

132 Jerseyville Ave

32 Rahway Ave

Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Freehold, NJ 07728

Elizabeth, NJ 07202-2115

Phone: (856) 453-0486

Phone: (732) 431-7160

Phone: (908) 527-4500

Fax: (856) 453-7707

Fax: (732) 409-3673

Fax: (908) 289-1267

Essex County

Morris County

Warren County

Veterans Courthouse

Administration & Records Building

Court House

50 West Market St

PO Box 900

413 Second St

Newark, NJ 07102

Morristown, NJ 07963-0900

Belvidere, NJ 07823

Phone: (973) 621-4700

Phone: (973) 285-6200

Phone: (908) 475-6275

Fax: (973) 621-4560

Fax: (973) 285-6226

 

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

page 31 of 34

Address Lists Revised: 11/07/2014, CN: 11663 (Expungement Kit Address Lists - County Prosecutor Offices)

 

County Identification Bureaus

Atlantic County

Gloucester County

Ocean County

Atlantic County Sheriff

Gloucester County Sheriff

Ocean County Sheriff

4997 Unami Blvd

Criminal Justice Complex

120 Hooper Ave

Mays Landing, NJ 08330

PO Box 376

Toms River, NJ 08753

Attention: I.D. Bureau

Woodbury, NJ 08096

Attention: I.D. Bureau

Bergen County

Hudson County

Passaic County

Bureau of Criminal Identification

Hudson County Sheriff

Passaic County Sheriff

Bergen County Sheriff

Administration Building

Criminal Identification Bureau

160 South River St

595 Newark Ave

11 Sheriff's Plz

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Paterson, NJ 07501

 

Attention: B.C.I.

 

Burlington County

Hunterdon County

Salem County

Burlington County Sheriff

Hunterdon County Sheriff

Salem County Sheriff

49 Rancocas Rd

PO Box 2900

Identification Bureau

Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Flemington, NJ 08822

94 Market St

Attention: Expungement

Attention: I.D. Bureau

Salem, NJ 08079

Camden County

Mercer County

Somerset County

Camden County Sheriff

Mercer County Sheriff

Somerset County Sheriff

PO Box 769

PO Box 8068

PO Box 3000

Camden, NJ 08101

Trenton, NJ 08650

Somerville, NJ 08876

Attention: I. D. Bureau

 

Attention: I.D. Bureau

Cape May County

Middlesex County

Sussex County

Cape May County Sheriff

Middlesex County Sheriff

Sussex County Sheriff

4 Moore Rd

701 Livingston Ave

39 High St

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Newton, NJ 07860

Attention: I.D. Bureau

Attention: Records

Attention: Records

Cumberland County

Monmouth County

Union County

Cumberland County Sheriff

Monmouth County

Union County Sheriff

220 North Laurel St

Criminal Identification Bureau

10 Elizabethtown Plz

Bridgeton, NJ 08302

50 East Main St

Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Attention: I.D. Bureau

Freehold, NJ 07728

Attention: I.D. Bureau

Essex County

Morris County

Warren County

Essex County Sheriff

Morris County Sheriff

Warren County Sheriff

Veterans Courthouse

PO Box 900

413 2nd Street

50 West Market St

Morristown, NJ 07963-900

Courthouse

Newark, NJ 07102

Attention: C.I.D.

Belvidere, NJ 07823

 

 

Attention: Warrant Officer

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Address Lists Revised: 11/2/2012, CN: 11662 (Expungement Kit Address Lists - County Identification Bureaus)

 

Family Division Offices

Atlantic County

Gloucester County

Ocean County

Family Division Manager

Assistant Family Division Manager

Family Division Manger

Atlantic County Courthouse

Gloucester County

Ocean County Justice Complex

West Wing

Justice Complex

120 Hooper Ave, Rm 240

1201 Bacharach Blvd

70 Hunter St

PO Box 2191

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Woodbury, NJ 08096

Toms River, NJ 08754

609-594-3446

856-686-7400

732-929-2033

Bergen County

Hudson County

Passaic County

Family Division Manager

Family Division Manager

Family Division Manager

Bergen County Justice Center

Hudson County Administration Bldg

Passaic County Administration Bldg

10 Main St, Rm 257

595 Newark Ave, Rm 208

401 Grand St, 8th Fl., Ste 819

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Paterson, NJ 07505

201-527-2700

201-795-6777

973-247-8600

Burlington County

Hunterdon County

Salem County

Family Division Manager

Assistant Family Division Manager

Assistant Family Division Manager

Burlington County Court Facility

Family Division Justice Center

Salem County Family Court

49 Rancocas Rd

65 Park Ave

92 Market St

Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

Flemington, NJ 08822

Salem, NJ 08079

609-518-2645

908-237-5925

856-878-5050 x 15871

Camden County

Mercer County

Somerset County

Family Division Manager

Family Division Manager

Somerset County Family Division

Camden County Hall of Justice

Mercer County Civil Courts Bldg

Manager

101 South 5th St, 2nd Floor

175 South Broad St

Family Case Mgmt. Office

Camden, NJ 08103 -4100

PO Box 8068

Courthouse, 2nd Fl

856-2200, x3601 0r 3602

Trenton, NJ 08650-0068

20 North Brg, PO Box 3000

 

609-571-4378

Somerville, NJ 08876

 

 

908-231-7600

Cape May County

Middlesex County

Sussex County

Assistant Family Division Manager

Family Division Manager

Assistant Family Division Manager

Superior Court of NJ

Middlesex County Family Courthouse

Sussex County Judicial Center

Family Division

120 New St, 1st Fl

43-47 High St

4 Moore Rd

PO Box 2691

Newton, NJ 07860

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

973-579-0610

609-463-6611

732-519-3217

 

Cumberland County

Monmouth County

Union County

Family Division Manager

Family Division Manager

Family Division Manager

Cumberland County Courthouse

Monmouth County Courthouse

Union Co. Courthouse Annex

Broad & Fayette Sts

71 Monument Park

New Annex

PO Box 866

PO Box 1252

2 Elizabethtown Plz, 2nd Fl

Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Freehold, NJ 07728-1252

Elizabeth, NJ 07207

856-453-4534

732-677-4050

908-659-5801

Essex County

Morris County

Warren County

Family Division Manager

Family Division Manager

Assistant Family Division Manager

Essex Family Court

Morris County Courthouse

Family Case Management

Robert N. Wilentz Bldg

PO Box 910

Warren County Courthouse

212 Washington Street

8 Ann St (overnight only)

PO Box 900

Newark, NJ 07102

Morristown, NJ 07963-0919

Belvidere, NJ 07823

973-776-9031

973-656-4362

908-475-6159

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Address List Revised: 06/30/2015, CN: 11661(Expungement Kit Address Lists - Family Division Offices)

Probation Division Offices

Atlantic County

Gloucester County

Ocean County

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Atlantic County Probation Division

Gloucester County Probation Division Ocean County Probation Division

1201 Bacharach Blvd

PO Box 638

120 Hooper Ave

PO Box 5129

Woodbury, NJ 08096

Toms River, NJ 08754

Atlantic City, NJ 08404

 

 

Bergen County

Hudson County

Passaic County

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Bergen County Probation Division

Hudson County Probation Division

Passaic County Probation Division

133 River St

595 Newark Ave, Rm 406

63-65 Hamilton St

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Paterson, NJ 07505

Burlington County

Hunterdon County

Salem County

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Burlington County Probation Division Hunterdon County Probation Division Salem County Probation Division

50 Rancocas Rd

65 Park Ave

85 Market St

PO Box 6555

Flemington, NJ 08822

Salem, NJ 08079

Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

 

 

Camden County

Mercer County

Somerset County

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Camden County Probation Division

Mercer County Probation Division

Somerset County Probation Division

6 Executive Campus, Ste 300, Rte 70

175 South Broad St

North Bridge & Main St

PO Box 8107

PO Box 8068

PO Box 3000

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Trenton, NJ 08650-0068

Somerville, NJ 08876-1262

Cape May County

Middlesex County

Sussex County

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Cape May County Probation Division Middlesex County Probation Division Sussex County Probation Division

Courthouse

1 JFK Sq

43-47 High St

9 Main St

Administration Bldg.

Newton, NJ 07860

Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210-

P.O. Box 789

 

1601

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

 

Cumberland County

Monmouth County

Union County

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Cumberland County Probation

Monmouth County Probation DivisionUnion County Probation Division

Division

2407 Rte 66

1143-45 East Jersey St

Court House

Ocean, NJ 07712

Elizabeth, NJ 07207

PO Box 636

 

 

Bridgeton, NJ 08302

 

 

Essex County

Morris County

Warren County

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Vicinage Chief Probation Officer

Essex County Probation Division

Morris County Probation Division

Warren County Probation Division

60 Evergreen Pl, 8th Fl

Courthouse

413 2nd St

East Orange, NJ 07018

PO Box 910

PO Box 900

 

Morristown, NJ 07963-0910

Belvidere, NJ 07823-1500

Kit Revised: 11/2014, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record)

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Address List Revised: 11/2/2012, CN 11307 (Expungement Kit Address Lists - Probation Division Offices)

 

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