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Expunging Your Criminal Record at the Scotch Plains Public Library

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Vito J. Petitti, Esq. will give an overview of the criminal expungement process, including benefits, limitations, juvenile records, and recent legislative activity at the Scotch Plains Library on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Petitti has been a volunteer attorney with Central Jersey Legal Services and a legislative staff attorney with the NJ Law Revision Commission since July 2013. He has been a licensed attorney since 2009 and is admitted to practice in New Jersey and California.

Upon returning from Iraq War service, Mr. Petitti retired as a Commander in the U.S. Navy and attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in San Diego, where he practiced family law and taught California bar review courses. Still a member of TJSL’s adjunct faculty, Mr. Petitti returns to San Diego periodically to teach a Mediation course. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

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For more information, email library@scotlib.org, call (908) 322-5007 x 204, or stop by the Reference Desk or visit www.scotlib.org. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Ave. in the center of town.

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