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.