2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

E629 Newsletter

E629 VercammenLaw News
1 What is an Expungement? 
2 Help Wanted- Law Office envelope stuffing
3. Last Will seminars of the Year
4. Thank you our Fall 2021 Staff and Law Clerks
5. Videos added to YouTube every week 
1.  What is an Expungement of a criminal charge? 
An expungement is the removal and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement, criminal justice agency or juvenile justice agency concerning a person's apprehension, arrest, detention, trial or disposition of an offense within the criminal or juvenile justice system. Unless otherwise provided by law, if an order for expungement is granted, the adult arrest, the record of law enforcement taking you into custody as a juvenile, conviction, adjudication of delinquency, disposition and any related proceedings are considered not to have occurred.  

         There are two ways to have an expungement filed:
The online system, or by paper motion
     How to help your attorney File for an Order to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record 
Locate Your Records 
In order to prepare your expungement petition and prove your eligibility, you should provide your attorney with following information: 
  • ·  The date of your arrest as an adult or when you were taken into custody as a juvenile. 
  • ·  The statute(s) and the offense(s) for which you were arrested, taken into custody as a juvenile, convicted or adjudicated delinquent. 
  • ·  The original indictment, accusation, summons, docket number, warrant number or complaint number. Include all, if more than one. 
  • ·  The date of the disposition, which could be the date of the conviction or adjudication of delinquency, date of not guilty verdict or date of dismissal. 
  • ·  The specific punishment or other disposition. 
Request State Police Criminal History Record – Fingerprint Check 
This step is only necessary if you do not already have your criminal/juvenile history information about your arrests, charges and dispositions. 
In order to obtain your criminal/juvenile history record (also known as a rap sheet) from the New Jersey State Police you will need to be fingerprinted. The State Police use the electronic fingerprint scanning services of a private company, Sagem Morpho, Inc.   More info at https://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/pdf/pdet/060308_fingerprintinstruct.pdf
Note: The State Police will have a criminal/juvenile history only if you were fingerprinted when you were arrested. If you were not fingerprinted, and only a complaint was signed against you when you were arrested, you will still have a record with the police department and the court, but you will not have a record sheet within the Division of State Police, State Bureau of Investigation. 
Additional information about obtaining criminal/juvenile history record checks can also be obtained from the FBI contacts called channelers.
more info at 

   Expungement Services to Apply to Remove/Erase Criminal Arrests and Convictions/ Retainer for Legal Services
What we will do:
-Telephone consultation with client; 
-Office consultation with client;
-Opening of file and client may have free client case folder, Municipal Court brochure, MVC Points brochure, and Website brochure;
-Review documents supplied by client and court;
-Review of necessary statutes and case law;
         - Preparation of other documents required by the court 
         - Preparation of proposed ORDER FOR EXPUNGEMENT

We file with Superior Court Expungement Unit- Petition and supporting documents

Email Client with filed Petition 

Follow up Court Order for hearing (takes approx 60 days)
Expungement Services to Remove Bill    

Misc phone calls to and from client
-Call Superior Court Expungement Unit to confirm  

If Expungement granted and receipt of signed Order for Expungement, 
         Preparation of letter with signed Order for Expungement to Client
The Court will send by email to -NJ Attorney General  
                          Department of Law & Public Safety
         NJ Superintendent of State Police
         - County Prosecutor;
         -   Chief of Police;
         -   Municipal Court Administrator; and any other public entity requested by the court. 
         -Any other government entity requested by the defense attorney
Please note a Judicial Expungement granted by the Superior Court Judge does not change databases set up by private entities or credit agencies.
Preparation of End of Case Letter to client with original signed Order for Expungement and client questionnaire.

2 HELP WANTED- Law Office envelope stuffing,  misc. clerk duties Nov 7- Dec 10, maybe more
3-4 hours per day  Monday- Friday     Person picks days and times    
     $12.00 per hour 
-Adding client names to computer database, prepare letters, and work on client traffic ticket matters.
- Preparation of documents on Computer and mail to courts
-Telephone Answering
-General Office duties in Law Office 
-Update mailing/ client lists and learn marketing
         A good way to learn law office procedures
         Email or Call Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen & Associates  

3. Last Will seminars of the Year
November 9, 2021 Piscataway Public Library
Estate Planning and Probate 2021 at 6:30pm free Zoom program open to the public
Link for Registration
more info:

Nov 16 South Brunswick Library 7pm Estate Planning and Probate at  Library, free Zoom program open to the public
Please join the South Brunswick Library for a Virtual Presentation of this legal workshop.  Register below to be sent an invitation for the Zoom To register, go to

4. Thank you our Fall 2021 Staff and Law Clerks
Andrei Pilipetskii St. John’s Law School grad
Amanda Edwards Rutgers U Grad
Alyssa Schmidt Desales U
Mary Saldanha Stetson Law grad
Zach Valbrun NJIT
Gabriel Sampson FDU
Sarika Akula JP Stevens
Meghana Madhav JP Stevens
Ben Carr Rutgers
5. Videos added to YouTube every week