What is the waiting time for being eligible for an expungement?

  • Waiting time to proceed with an expungement of a conviction depends on the nature of the conviction.
  • For municipal ordinance, the waiting time is two years.
  • For a misdemeanor or disorderly person’s offense, the waiting time is five years.
  • For an indictable offense, the waiting time is ten years, but there may be an exception if the defendant can show exceptional circumstances, their time may be cut down to five years.
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