Q: How much does it cost for a Lawyer to file a expungement for me in NJ?
A: We are not allowed to quote fees on this website however different attorneys will charge different fees based on their experience and success rate and the amount and type of charges you need expunged
Fees often depend on the amount of work to be done by the attorney and that attorney's experience. What most attorneys will do:
-Telephone consultation with client;
-Office consultation with client;
-Opening of file and client may have free client case folder, Municipal Court brochure, MVC Points brochure, and Website brochure;
-Review documents supplied by client and court;
-Review of necessary statutes and case law;
-Preparation of VERIFIED PETITION FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF RECORD PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6(a)
-Preparation of CERTIFICATION STATEMENT TO ACCOMPANY PETITION
- Preparation of ORDER FOR HEARING FOR EXPUNGEMENT PURSUANT to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6(a)
- Preparation of proposed ORDER FOR EXPUNGEMENT
Prepare letter to Client with Petition, Statement to Accompany Petition of no pending charges, Order for Hearing, Proposed Order for Expungement
Client signs Petition Statement to Accompany Petition of no pending charges
Attorney calls Superior Court and confirm address for Expungement Unit.
We Mail to Superior Court Expungement Unit-
Orig. and one Petition
Statement to Accompany Petition
Order for Hearing
Proposed Order for Expungement
2 self-addressed stamped envelopes
Follow up Court Order for hearing (takes approx 30 days)
Expungement Services to Remove Bill
Upon receipt of signed Order for hearing, Prepare Certified Mail Green cards for documents to be served on law enforcement and court. -
-Preparation of letter with Order for hearing and proposed Order for Expungement to NJ Attorney General
Department of Law & Public Safety
Expungement Section- PO Box 080
Trenton, NJ 08625
- Preparation of letter with Order for hearing and proposed Order for Expungement to NJ Superintendent of State Police
River Road, PO Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
- Preparation of letter with Order for hearing and proposed Order for Expungement to County Prosecutor;
- Preparation of letter with Order for hearing and proposed Order for Expungement to Chief of Police;
- Preparation of letter to client with Order for hearing and proposed Order for Expungement to Municipal Court Administrator;
When all the green cert. mail cards come in we put date mailed to Law Enforcement. on form 6 (Cert.) and mail to Court . After receipt of all certified mail Green cards, Preparation of CERTIFICATION OF SERVICE OF ORDER FOR HEARING
We make copies of cert. mail green cards and letter before mailing out original green cards to court.
Misc phone calls to and from client
-Call Superior Court Expungement Unit to confirm they received green cards and no need to appear on hearing date if no objection.
If Expungement granted and receipt of signed Order for Expungement,
Preparation of letter with signed Order for Expungement to:
-NJ Attorney General by regular mail
Department of Law & Public Safety
- Preparation of letter with signed Order for Expungement to
NJ Superintendent of State Police
- Preparation of letter with signed Order for Expungement to County Prosecutor;
- Preparation of letter with signed Order for Expungement to Chief of Police;
- Preparation of letter with signed Order for Expungement to Municipal Court Administrator; and any other public entity requested by the court. Please note a Judicial Expungement granted by the Superior Court Judge does not change databases set up by private entities or credit agencies.
Preparation of End of Case Letter to client with original signed Order for Expungement and client questionnaire.
Please note we do not open a file and do not handle the case until all fees are paid in full up front.
Any other work not listed above will require additional fees or costs.
The client must provide disposition or copies of complaint for all prior Municipal court criminal charges, even criminal charges you were not arrested or fingerprinted.
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