If you are applying for a job or college, there is nothing more heartbreaking than a failed background check because of an old arrest or conviction you forgot about. The law in New Jersey has recently changed for the better with respect to expungements, especially relative to marijuana cases. If you expunge a past arrest, you are legally permitted to say that you have never been arrested before. Furthermore, all records of that prior arrest must be destroyed by law enforcement. If you think you may be eligible for an expungement contact the office right away.