An expunction or expungement clears your record of a previous criminal charge, making it a good way to clean up your criminal record if you have not gotten into any further trouble and are now leading a productive life.  An expungement allows you to state on employment applications, license applications, and other documents that your criminal record is clean.  (Note: You may need to reveal expunged convictions if you are applying for certain law enforcement or security jobs.)

Particularly in this tough economy with a lot of people competing for the same job, an expungement can restore your ability to honestly say you have a clean record.  Because your criminal record may be accessed by employers, credit agencies, or licensure boards, being able to expunge a criminal conviction can come in handy.

But note that North Carolina only permits one expunction.  So if you have made a single mistake in the past, an expungement might be appropriate.  But if you have multiple convictions, you will not be eligible.

Call (919) 352-9411 to speak with a criminal lawyer about a possible expunction in your case.

Damon Chetson - 994 posts

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.

Raleigh Criminal Lawyer