Landmark Case in a New Jersey: Randolph Wolf Appeals to the Appellate Division to Redefine the Expungement Process, Resulting in a New Interpretation of the Law

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Attorney Randolph H. Wolf redefines the process of expunging criminal records in New Jersey for people with serious juvenile records.

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

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