Red Bank, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
As a result of a recent appeal by Randolph Wolf, Esq. of Red Bank, New Jersey the courts have overturned a previous ruling regarding whether juvenile convictions should block the expungement of adult convictions in a landmark case that changes the expungement process for convicted criminals with juvenile records. A previous court held that a person who had a juvenile conviction that would be considered a felony if the defendant were an adult would not be eligible for expungement. It prohibited the expungement of such adult convictions based on the misinterpretation of a sentence in the law N.J.S.A. 2C:52-4.1(a), which states, “For purposes of expungement, any act which resulted in a juvenile being adjudged a delinquent shall be classified as if that act had been committed by an adult.”
Randolph Wolf challenged the interpretation of this sentence to the Appellate Division for cases involving the expungement of adult convictions since the sentence that appears in that particular law applies to the expungement of juvenile offenses and not adult offenses. The Appellate court agreed that the juvenile expungement statute was intended to apply to juvenile adjudications only and would not block the expungement of adult convictions in the future.
The law firm of Randolph H. Wolf has represented defendants charged with criminal offenses and DWI’s since 1987. The law firm of Randolph Wolf is located at 214 Broad Street (P.O. Box 8938), Red Bank, New Jersey 07701-8938. For more information on this landmark case, you may contact the law firm by calling 732-741-4448, or by visiting http://www.RandolphWolf.com.