New Jersey Law Journal (reprinted with permission)
This article in the New Jersey Law Journal, written by Wilentz Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Criminal Law and Cannabis Law teams, Darren M. Gelber, discusses the importance of expungements for a client's future and how the expungement process has become interminable. Mr. Gelber explains why these backups occur on multiple levels and how their extended wait time affects clients' livelihoods.
Excessive Logjam in Expungement Process a Disservice to the Public
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