Effective December 2012, G.S. 15A-145.5 authorizes expunction of older nonviolent misdemeanor and felony convictions in North Carolina. Previously, only charges that had been dismissed, as well as certain offenses committed as a youth, were eligible for expungement.
Expungement means that the record of the charge is removed from all databases maintained by North Carolina law enforcement agencies and the Clerk of Court. Only one expungement can be entered.
Fortunately, this is is a new avenue of relief for individuals previously convicted of low-level, non-violent felonies decades ago.
A detailed analysis of the new statute can be found on the UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government blog.
If you need assistance with questions about an expungement, or have questions regarding a pending criminal case or investigation, please contact the Winiker Law Firm, PLLC – (704) 333-8440 – firstname.lastname@example.org