NJ workers denied public employment despite expungement

Posted on October 28th, 2010 No Comments

Yesterday, the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled that public workers who commit a crime are barred from public employment in the state despite having an expungement.

The case involved a detective that formerly worked at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office who conducted an illegal criminal background check after ending her employment with the office.  The detective plead guilty to the disorderly persons offense charge for “purposeful and unauthorized access to a computer”.

In 2008, the detective requested expungement of the charge.  The jury requested the expungment but ruled that along with the expungement she was unable to obtain public employment in the future.  After an appeal, yesterday the court decided that the initial 2008 ruling should stand and the detective is barred from future public employment.

If you or someone you know is seeking expungement of a criminal charge, contact the Dallas expungement attorney Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 to learn more about your rights.

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