Expungements

Resolving Old Cases and Expunging Others

The holidays are a time to take stock: figure out how the last year has gone, and maybe think about taking care of an old legal issue, or start thinking about getting a new job. We tend to see a lot of calls around the holidays from people who want to sort out an old…

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NC Expungements: The Benefits of Clearing Your Criminal Record

If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina, you have probably already experienced some of the impacts that a criminal charge and conviction can have on your life. North Carolina has expungement laws that allow you to clear your criminal record, but they are limited in what they can and…

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Overview of Expungement Law in North Carolina

This is not legal advice, but merely offered for educational purposes. North Carolina expungement laws are somewhat complicated and hard to navigate. Consult a lawyer about whether you are eligible for an expungement. Expunction is the process by which you can remove arrests or convictions from your record. Until recently, North Carolina only permitted the…

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Can I go to jail for a misdemeanor in North Carolina?

We’ve handled hundreds of misdemeanors and the most common question is, can I go to jail for a misdemeanor? The answer is, as with everything in the law, it depends. First, what is a misdemeanor? A misdemeanor in North Carolina is a low level crime. It is still serious in that a misdemeanor conviction is…

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New North Carolina Expungement Law Creates Opportunities

Expunction is the process by which you can remove arrests or convictions from your record. Until recently, North Carolina only permitted the expungement of certain crimes, based on age, and whether the person was an adult. In general, until recently, felonies could not be expunged, and criminal convictions of adults could not be expunged. This…

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Expungement Law Grants (Some) Convicted Felons Relief

How many people in North Carolina have been convicted of a single felony, and nothing more? How many people were convicted of a low level drug possession crime or low level larceny, and have otherwise maintained a spotless record? We’re about to find out, thanks to a new bill signed into law by Governor Bev…

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Expungements for Low Level North Carolina Felonies

The North Carolina General Assembly has passed a measure – now headed to Governor Perdue’s desk – that would allow certain individuals to apply for and be granted expungements in cases where they may have received a low level felony earlier in their lives. The new expungement bill, if signed into law, will allow individuals…

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North Carolina Expungements

The gold standard in the resolution of a criminal case is an expungement, which involves a removal of the record of the arrest (or conviction, in certain cases) from most of the state’s files, including public records. Article 5 of Chapter 15A of the North Carolina General Statutes governs expungements, and is quite complicated. N.C.G.S.…

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How can I get a misdemeanor larceny off my record?

In North Carolina, you can only remove a misdemeanor conviction for larceny from your record if the offense was committed prior to your 18th birthday. If you were convicted of the misdemeanor larceny, and were older than 18 years at the time of the offense, then you can apply for an expungement, but must wait…

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Criminal Background Checks in North Carolina

Are you interested in checking the criminal background of someone you’re about to hire? Or do you have concerns about someone who works at your home?  Or someone who babysits your children? In North Carolina, criminal convictions are public records.  While there may be laws that prevent you from using that information for certain purposes…

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