Can a misdemeanor be expunged in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, misdemeanors are known as petty disorderly persons offenses or disorderly persons offenses. These crimes may be expunged as long as you were not convicted of more than five disorderly persons offenses. Some common disorderly persons offenses include simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting less than $200, resisting arrest, writing a bad check, harassment, and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana.