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New Jersey’s New and Lenient Expungement Laws Help You Clear Your Record

If you are worried that your criminal record is holding you back in applying for schools, applying for jobs, applying for the military – you could be right. Your past is messing with your future. What can you do in the present to fix that?

A Petition for Expungement can erase or remove completely your criminal record –  and that process just got quite a bit easier and more lenient, thanks to former New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

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NEW JERSEY’S BAIL REFORM AND SPEED TRIAL ACT

Since January 1, 2017, New Jersey took a major step to transform its bail system, moving it from what some considered an unfair monetary-based system – which favored the wealthy and punished the poor – to a new deal, based on risk: This new calculation factors in arguments from prosecutors, defenders and a computer algorithm to let a judge decide whether or not an accused citizen will show up for court, or repeat their crimes if let out on bail. This bail reform has had a profound effect on how domestic violence cases are handled in New Jersey.  This new system is proving to be efficient, but it still has its complications.