How Do I Get My Record Expunged in New Jersey?

What is an expungement and how can I get one? An expungement or an “expungement of record” is the “Process by which record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the state of Federal repository.” While expungement deals with an underlying criminal record, it is a civil action in which the subject is the petitioner or plaintiff asking a court to declare that the records be expunged. New Jersey statutes allow expungement of conviction of many indictable offenses, disorderly offenses offenses, municipal ordinances, and juvenile adjudications. The statutes disallow expungement for convictions if the applicant has been convicted of...

Understanding Your Car Insurance – New Jersey Verbal Threshold Law/Limitation on Lawsuit Option

So… what’s the deal with the verbal threshold? In New Jersey there are countless companies offering automobile insurance and countless types of automobile insurance plans those companies offer. Quite possibly the most important option to be aware of is called the Verbal or Limitation on Lawsuit Threshold option. Choosing this type of coverage drastically limits your ability to bring a lawsuit for injuries sustained in a New Jersey automobile accident. You should not choose this option if you want to maintain your rights to sue for your injuries. If you want to maintain your full rights to sue, you need...

What is This “0 Point” Ticket I Hear About for “Unsafe Driving?”

So, you are going to a  New Jersey Municipal Court and you are trying to get 0 points for unsafe driving. Each court has its own procedures, but it doesn’t matter if you are in a Bergen County Municipal Court or in a Cape May Municipal Court… the laws are the same. You may wind up pleading guilty to a ticket that costs around $400.00 – and have no idea what happened? If you are a lawyer going to traffic court or representing yourself you best understand this basic Municipal Court violation. Most likely you are referring to a plea...