NJ 2C:52-5. Expungement of records of youthful offenders.

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NJ Statute: 2C:52-5.  Expungement of records of young drug offenders.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 2C:52-2 and 2C:52-3, after a period of not less than one year following conviction, termination of probation or parole or discharge from custody, whichever is later, any person convicted of an offense under chapters 35 or 36 of this title for the possession or use of a controlled dangerous substance, convicted of violating P.L. 1955, c. 277,  s. 3 (C. 2A:170-77.5), or convicted of violating P.L. 1962, c. 113,  s. 1 (C. 2A:170-77.8), and who at the time of the offense was 21 years of age or younger, may apply to the Superior Court in the county wherein the matter was disposed of for the expungement of such person’s conviction and all records pertaining thereto.  The relief of expungement under this section shall be granted only if said person has not, prior to the time of hearing, violated any of the conditions of his probation or parole, albeit subsequent to discharge from probation or parole, has not been convicted of any previous or subsequent criminal act or any subsequent or previous violation of chapters 35 or 36 of this title or of P.L. 1955, c. 277,  s. 3 (C. 2A:170-77.5) or of P.L. 1962, c. 113,  s. 1 (C. 2A:170-77.8), or who has not had a prior or subsequent criminal matter dismissed because of acceptance into a supervisory treatment or other diversion program.

This section shall not apply to any person who has been convicted of the sale or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance or possession with the intent to sell any controlled dangerous substance except:

(1)  Marihuana, where the total sold, distributed or possessed with intent to sell was 25 grams or less, or

(2)  Hashish, where the total amount sold, distributed or possessed with intent to sell was 5 grams or less.

L. 1979, c. 178, s. 112; amended by L. 1987, c. 106, s. 16.

AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:52-5, Violation 2C:52-5, Offense 2C:52-5

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Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.

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