New Jersey

Restoration of Rights Project – New Jersey Profile

Guide to restoration of rights, pardon, sealing & expungement following a New Jersey criminal conviction

Todd Berger & J.C. Lore, New Jersey Collateral Consequences (2014, LexisNexis Practice Guide).

Explains collateral consequences flowing from specific New Jersey criminal convictions, general classes of offenses and general types of offenses, as well as practice strategies, checklists, and appendices.  This book is available from Barnes & Noble (see link above) and on line from Lexis Nexus.

New Jersey Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist

2015 guide by the Northeast Juvenile Defender Center


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