A criminal history is one of the most devastating aspects of a criminal case. It can eliminate a diversion program, inhibit the ability of an accused to testify, lead to harsh penalties, and ruin a person’s future. Therefore, it is extremely important to acquire the criminal history of a client. Sometimes the past is forgotten, but a criminal history search through the New Jersey State Police website can shed light on a client’s record. The search can also lead to an expungement of the criminal record.
The best way to gather accurate criminal history information is through www.NJSP.org. Form A, available at the website, is required. An interested person must also have live scan fingerprinting by Morpho Trak, a private company under contract with the State of New Jersey. After downloading the appropriate form an appointment can be scheduled at a convenient Morpho Trak facility by way of www.bioapplicant.com/nj. There is a fee, but the results are worth it.