Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. Appointments can be scheduled at 732-572-0500. He is author of the ABA's book "Criminal Law Forms".
2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Monday, January 28, 2013

What to Bring to your Appointment for Fingerprints

What to Bring to your Appointment for Fingerprints

New Applicants

  1. Enter the information from the top portion of your Universal Fingerprinting Form (#NJAPS2 Version 3.0) , which the agency requiring you to be fingerprinted should have filled out. If they did not provide you with this form, STOP. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without it.
  2. Enter personal information such as name, address, height, and weight.
  3. Pay for your appointment with Visa, Mastercard, e-check, or money order.
  4. Schedule your appointment to be fingerprinted.
  1. Complete the  Universal Fingerprint Form (#NJAPS2 Version 3.0). This should have been provided by the state agency or employer requesting you to be fingerprinted.
  2. Acceptable ID. Identification must include photo, name, address (home/employer) and date of birth. Acceptable ID must be issued by federal, state, county or municipal entity for identification purposes. The identification presented can not be expired, it must be valid. The ID MUST meet all of the above requirements and MUST be present on one ID. Combinations of documents are NOT acceptable.
    Examples of acceptable ID are:
    • Valid photo driver's license or photo ID issued by a state Department of Motor Vehicles or the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for identification purposes.
    • Valid Passport
  3. If you scheduled your appointment over the phone, and agreed to pay by money order, you will need to bring your money order for the correct amount, made payable to MorphoTrak. No other form of payment is accepted at the fingerprint site.
You will be turned away from the fingerprint site without being fingerprinted if you can not present proper ID and a completed Universal Fingerprint Form (#NJAPS2 Version 3.0), if you present incorrect payment amount/method, or if the information on your form does not match the information you provided when your appointment was scheduled.
If you are turned away from the printing site, you will incur an additional fee to reschedule your appointment. A refund will be issued for the state and federal search fees only (see Refund Policy).

How to obtain nj criminal history records check

 How to obtain nj criminal history records check

New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 13:59-1 et seq. authorizes the dissemination of New Jerseycriminal history record information (CHRI) by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), Identification & Information Technology Section (I&ITS), State Bureau of Identification (SBI) for noncriminal justice purposes. The following entities are authorized to obtain from the SBI all records of convictions in the New Jersey state courts and, regardless of their age, all records of pending arrests and charges for violations of New Jersey laws, unless such records have been expunged. 
  • Governmental entities of this state, the federal government, or any other state for any official governmental purpose, including, but not limited to, employment, licensing and the procurement of services;
  • A person or non-governmental entity of any state, that seeks to directly engage the services of the subject of the record, for the purpose of determining a the subject's qualifications for employment, volunteer work or other performance of service;
  • Attorneys-at-law licensed by any state for use in any contested matters docketed in any state or federal court or administrative agencies of this state;
  • Private detectives licensed by the Division of State Police pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:19-8 et seq. for the purposes of obtaining information in the furtherance of the performance of their statutorily authorized functions, as specifically enumerated by N.J.S.A. 45:19-9(a)1 to 9.
  • A person for the purpose of a personal record request.

Accessing CHRI
Requests for CHRI by requesters shall be on forms prescribed by the Superintendent of the State Police, with the exception of Attorneys-at-law who may obtain this information through the lawful issuance of a subpoena. Payment may be made by cashier check, certified check, or money order payable to the DIVISION OF STATE POLICE - SBI. No personal checks will be accepted.

Individual Criminal Background Checks
The Division of State Police, Criminal Information Unit (CIU) provides criminal history record background checks to any individual requesting a copy of his/her own record. A personal record request is typically for the purpose of: 
  • VISA

Instructions For Obtaining Your Criminal History Record
An individual may obtain a criminal history record check via electronic live scan at one of the approved sites. The New Jersey State Police uses the live scan fingerprinting services provided by Morpho Trak, Inc., a private company under contract with the State of New Jersey. In order to be fingerprinted for one of the purposes listed above, you are required to contact Morpho Trak to schedule a time and place to have your fingerprints recorded. The quickest and easiest way to schedule your appointment is via the Web at Web scheduling is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Applicants who do not have Web access should call Morpho Trak at the company’s toll-free telephone number, 1-877-503-5981 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon). Morpho Trak provides a toll-free TTY telephone number, 1-800-673-0353, for hearing-impaired applicants with a modem-equipped telephone. Spanish-speaking operators are available upon request.
You must download the appropriate Universal Form and bring this form with you to your scheduled fingerprint appointment. In addition to this form, you must bring proper identification as outlined on the form. The home address that you fill out on the attached form should be the same as the home address printed on the identification that you provide to Morpho Trak Inc. YOUR ADDRESS MUST BE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE IN ORDER TO PROPERLY MAIL BACK THE RESULTS OF YOUR CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK. To ensure accuracy, please legibly complete blocks #9 thru #26 on the front of this form prior to scheduling your appointment.
The fee for this service is $41.00. Acceptable methods of payment are credit card, electronic debt check or money order. At the time of scheduling your appointment, payment will be required and charged to your account. Appointments must be canceled by noon on the business day prior to your scheduled time (you must cancel by Saturday at noon for a Monday appointment). If you fail to cancel your scheduled appointment, you will forfeit the $11.00 portion of your fingerprint fee that is payable to Morpho Trak. You will also forfeit the $11.00 fee if you fail to bring the Universal Fingerprint Form and proper ID when having your fingerprints scanned.
Failure to utilize the Universal Form for its intended purpose and/or failing to provide complete and accurate information may result in having to be fingerprinted again and incurring additional costs. Questions or revisions to responses must be made within a ninety-day period or the full process will have to be completed again. If you do not receive your response within 10 working days please contact the Criminal Information Unit.
Any questions regarding the use of this form can be directed to the New Jersey State Police, Criminal Information Unit at 609 882-2000 ext. 2918
Please select from the following background checks below:
FORM A - (PDF 78kb)
Applicants that require one of the following fingerprint based background checks and need the results mailed back to the applicant’s address must use form “A”. (A Criminal Hit will result in full disclosure of criminal record)
  • Good Conduct
  • Immigration
  • Naturalization
  • Personal Record
  • Visa
  • Expungement

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NJAC 10A:31-25.10 Work Release Plan

NJAC 10A:31-25.10 Work Release Plan

   (a) The County Work Release Administrator and the inmate shall prepare a detailed Work Release Plan (Form CWR-3 Approved Work Release Plan). The plan shall include information concerning the job, transportation and a statement authorizing the County Work Release Administrator to make disbursements from earnings.

(b) The information concerning the job placement shall include, but is not limited to:

1. The name of employer;

2. The address of employer;

3. The telephone number of employer;

4. The location of work site;

5. The hourly or other rate of pay;

6. Work days and hours;

7. A plan for overtime or shift work, if necessary; and

8. An evaluation of the job offer by the County Work Release Administrator.

(c) Each Work Release Plan shall contain a written detailed Transportation Plan. The Transportation Plan shall include, but is not limited to:

1. The dates and times of leaving and returning to the adult county correctional facility;

2. The times of arrival and departure from the job;

3. The method of transportation (for example, facility vehicle, public, private conveyance);

4. The daily cost of transportation;

5. The routes of travel; and

6. A procedure to be used when there are unexpected changes in travel arrangements, such as extended work conditions, delays caused by breakdowns, etc.

(d) If the Transportation Plan calls for the use of a private conveyance as the method of transportation, the County Work Release Administrator should ensure that the appropriate licensing, vehicle registration and insurance coverage are provided. Copies of these documents shall be contained in the inmate's file.

(e) The Transportation Plan should be flexible so as to allow for normal problems anticipated in daily travel. Generally, travel time to and from a job should not exceed one hour each way.

(f) The final section of the Work Release Plan shall include information on the disbursement of wages.

(g) When the Work Release Plan is completed and reviewed by the County Work Release Administrator, the inmate shall be asked to read and indicate his or her acceptance of the provisions of the Work Release Plan by signing it.

(h) The employer shall receive a copy of the approved Work Release Plan by certified mail, return receipt requested, along with a copy of the court's order placing the inmate in outside employment. The inmate shall also receive a copy of the Work Release Plan.