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Old 08-04-2012, 10:31 PM
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...beginning Saturday, the site will no longer include anything about former inmates who have been out of prison or finished parole for at least a year.


http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/08/former_inmates_to_be_removed_f.html
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Unfortunately they can still be found on Data Universe.
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Yep! And if the case made the papers or appealled (bc all appeal decisions are published) you can google them!
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Hey there! I knew about the appeals and court filings being google-able, didn't know about Data Universe.

I wonder if the DOC made this change to be in sync with the new expungement law.

There's been some effort to make it easier for ex-cons to get jobs, etc. and some of the elected officials seem to care about that, SO maybe they genuinely are trying to help.

Hey, at least Data Universe only goes back to 2003 (at least the page that I found) - on the NJDOC site you could retrieve records from the 1980s!
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Data Universe purges the 11th year it only goes back 10 years I know this because I personally tried to get myself off of there for a long time and that's what I was told finally as of 2 years ago I am not on there but it's embarrassing and has made my life extremely difficult because I have never been able to get jobs or even rental properties due to that
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Criminal records involving indictable charges can be viewed at any county courthouse. Here in Monmouth County, all you have to do is walk in to the the criminal case manager's office and use one of the 3 public computers that are set up for just that purpose. Unlike Data Universe, these records go back many decades. The records also include charges that were originally indictable but which were later downgraded to a disorderly persons (Municipal Court) charge.

Interestingly enough, the lady in Monmouth County that helps people find criminal records is also the same lady that helps people obtain expungements. She gets to deal with people that want to find criminal records and she also gets to deal with people that want to hide criminal records.

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I think "curious" people having to go down to the courthouse or having to run actual background checks versus them being able to easily punch names in from the comfort of their own home is an improvement.

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I just discovered a website that allows people to search for indictable records. The website is run by the New Jersey Judiciary. The results returned go back much further than do the records found by using Data Universe. The website that I'm talking about can be found here:

https://njcourts.judiciary.state.nj..../ExternalPGPA/
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Wow! That sucks! I wonder if these records are deleted after an expungement? And if they are how long does it take before they actually do it? Ugh!!!
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I really don't think it much matters. All you have to do is run a google search and if your case was in any paper (as was mine) or in a appellate situation, it will show FOREVER...........
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Wow! That sucks! I wonder if these records are deleted after an expungement? And if they are how long does it take before they actually do it? Ugh!!!
From what I've heard, the State and even the FBI clear their respective rap sheets fairly quickly after they receive a valid expungement order.

My next door neighbor is a recovering alcoholic. 6 years ago he got drunk and slapped his wife during a fight. He was convicted in municipal court of a domestic violence-related simple assault charge. As such, he couldn't lawfully possess firearms, as per Federal law.

After waiting the required five years (10 years for a conviction involving an indictable offense), my neighbor expunged his record. 3 months after he received his expungement order, the police in our town issued him a New Jersey Firearms Purchasers ID (FID) card. A couple of weeks after he received that FID card, he lawfully purchased a shotgun. That meant that both the New Jersey State Police and the FBI had expunged his criminal record about 100 days after the expungement order was signed by a Superior Court Judge.

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For those that might be interested, Legal Services of New Jersey has published a manual on how to expunge your criminal record in New Jersey. The process is actually quite simple. If you follow the directions, you can obtain an expungement without a lawyer and often without even having to appear in court. The process really is that simple. Please see the following link for more information:

http://www.lsnjlaw.org/Publications/...anuals/CYR.pdf
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