Can I have a contempt of court charge expunged?

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Can I have a contempt of court charge expunged?

About 5 years ago I had an arrest for an alleged breach of a restraining order and the final charge a year later contempt of court with guilty disposition. I have remarried and have a 3 year with my wife and this criminal record is interfering with my current life. Is it possible to expunge it?

Asked on January 23, 2012 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is possible that the criminal conviction that you are writing about could be expunged after a motion seeking such relief is filed and heard by a judge. Assuming the conviction is expunged, it for all intents and purposes no longer remains as a conviction. However the criminal file could remain public record unless sealed by a court order.

With that in mind, I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney as to the cost to file such a motion to expunge your conviction and get an opinion as to the chances of it being granted.

 


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