Can I do anything about having the wrong charge on my record for the past 17 years?

Asked on February 2, 2013 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Many states allow you to challenge a charge listed on your record.  You need to determine from what source the record is listed: state police, department of corrections, etc.  You have to get a copy of your background check, you may need your original fingerprints and any disposition document you can get.  I would suggest speaking with an attorney or legal aid in your area.  Also consider expungement.  Good luck.


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