2018 New Jersey Revised Expungement Statutes
Title 2C – THE NEW JERSEY CODE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Chapter 52 – Definition of expungement
2c:52-23.1 – Use of expunged records; nullification
Section: 2C:52-23.1: Use of expunged records; nullification.
8. a. Notwithstanding any provision in this act to the contrary, expunged records may be used by the comprehensive enforcement program established pursuant to P.L.1995, c.9 (C.2B:19-1 et al.) to collect restitution, fines and other court-ordered financial assessments that remain due at the time an expungement is granted by the court. Information regarding the nature of such financial assessments or their derivation from expunged criminal convictions shall not be disclosed to the public. Any record of a civil judgment for the unpaid portion of court-ordered financial obligations that may be docketed after the court has granted an expungement of the underlying criminal conviction shall be entered in the name of the Treasurer, State of New Jersey. The State Treasurer shall thereafter administer such judgments in cooperation with the comprehensive enforcement program without disclosure of any information related to the underlying criminal nature of the assessments.
b. The court, after providing appropriate due process, may nullify an expungement granted to a person pursuant to subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:52-2 if the person willfully fails to comply with an established payment plan or otherwise cooperate with the comprehensive enforcement program to facilitate the collection of any outstanding restitution, fines, and other court-ordered assessments, provided that prior to nullifying the expungement the person shall be afforded an opportunity to comply with or restructure the payment plan, or otherwise cooperate to facilitate the collection of outstanding restitution, fines, and other court-ordered assessments. In the event of nullification, the court may restore the previous expungement granted if the person complies with the payment plan or otherwise cooperates to facilitate the collection of any outstanding restitution, fines, and other court-ordered assessments.