Atlantic Highlands Expungements
If you have been convicted of a crime in Atlantic Highlands, an expungement may be able to clear the arrest and conviction from your record. Many people make the mistake of attempting to file an expungement on their own to save a few bucks. This can be a major mistake. For a reasonable fee, we can expertly prepare your expungement petition and make sure it is properly filed. Call now to speak with a Monmouth County Expungement Lawyer.
Most criminal convictions from Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court can be expunged, depending on your record. This does not include traffic offenses like DWI, which are not expungeable under New Jersey law. However, charges of possession of marijuana, shoplifting, simple assault and other disorderly persons offenses can be expunged as long as you meet certain criteria. Both adults and juveniles are allowed to obtain expungements in NJ.
Atlantic Highlands – New Jersey
The borough of Atlantic Highlands has a population of 5,000 people. The Atlantic Highlands hills are at the highest point on the eastern seaboard south of Maine. The Borough’s total area is 4.5 square miles, of which 1.2 square miles is land and 3.3 square miles is water.
Atlantic Highlands was a haven for bootleggers during Prohibition from 1920 through 1933. Some ships from the Bahamas carried as much as $200,000 in contraband of whisky, French champagne and English gin to the major cities of New York and Boston, because prices were higher than they got for the Caribbean rum that was usually transported.
Large steamboats brought passengers to Atlantic Highlands for business and vacation. In the 1890’s, when rail service began, it opened up Atlantic Highlands and points south to many more vacationers. The government of Atlantic Highlands consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council consisting of six council members. The Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office and the council members serve three-year terms. The Sea Streak Ferry, a private ferry service, runs from the World Financial Center in Manhattan daily, making it ideal for Atlantic Highland residents with jobs in New York City to be able to get back and forth to work.
AH has eight borough-owned parks and two county operated parks. The Atlantic Highlands Recreation Committee runs many events in town throughout the year, including a Summer Concert Series in the harbor and youth programs for basketball and soccer. There are two museums which tell of Atlantic Highland’s history and many lodgings found at a number of inns and cottages. There are also gift shops, galleries and dining establishments. A well known entertainment venue is the First Avenue Playhouse, which is a dinner theatre.
Students from pre-K through 6th grade attend Atlantic Highlands Elementary School. Grades 7-12 public school students attend Henry Hudson Regional H.S., a six year high school that serves Atlantic Highlands and the Highlands. Still other Atlantic Highland students attend the Ranney School in nearby Tinton Falls, which is for grades K-12.