14-1-6924 In re Kollman, Petition for Expungement, Sup. Ct. (Rabner, C.J.) (32 pp.) Defendants seeking relief under the statute’s new five-year pathway to expungement have the burden of proving why expungement of a criminal record is in the public interest. Because petitioner appears to have met that burden, the court reverses the denial of his expungement application and remands to the trial court to assess the petitioner’s character and conduct as of the date of its new ruling.
Source – NJSBA Daily Briefing