My name is Courtney. I received a charge in 2005 for signing checks. The total was either $400 or $600. I cannot remember without looking at the paperwork which is currently filed away. I spent about 4 1/2 months in the county jail waiting for a court date. Finally when my court date arrived, I was released and sentenced to 1 yr probation w/ fines which was all taken care of. My probation officer allowed me to complete the program early. I believe it was 10 months when I was done. I am really not sure of what the charge is, so I need to know how I can find out what the exact charge is, if it could be expunged and how I can get a job.
The easiest way to get a copy of your criminal record is from your probation officer. If that is not possible,
See the link below.
Unfortunately, in the state of New Jersey, there is a ten year waiting period after the completion of your sentence before you can apply for expungement.
As I often suggest for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, contact you local One-stop Career center.
Each state has a network of centers that offer a variety of free services that can get him ready for work and assist him in finding employment. In addition, these centers offer training programs that may prepare him for a career. Some services available are:
Career planning and counseling
Workshops (Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and related topics.)
Computers with internet access and word processing
Daily access to thousands of job listings
Job postings and referrals
Printers, fax machines, phones, and copiers for job search use
There are counselors there whose function is helping citizens gain employment. Many of them have experience helping ex-offenders and felons get jobs.
You can find the nearest location of the One Stop Career Center in your local phone book or on the web at: http://www.servicelocator.org