Are past criminal charges and/or convictions holding you back when it comes to applying to jobs or educational endeavors? The process of expungement in North Carolina may benefit you. NC has a number of statutes designed to allow past offenders to clean their criminal records and start with a clean slate moving forward. Our Charlotte expungement lawyers are frequently asked a number of questions about erasing criminal records, including: Do I Qualify? What is the process? How long does it take? What does it do?
In short, qualification is based on NC General Statutes Chapter 15A, Article 5, and varies depending on the type of charge one is hoping to expunge. The process involves filing a petition along with any additional requirements of the particular expungement. Once filed, the petition must pass through a number of different offices, where the petition must be reviewed and signed off on. The process typically takes between 8 months and 12 months. An expungement essentially erases your record of the matter involved, and allows you to deny the existence of the event without committing perjury.
To read our full blog on the topic, visit our full blog: answers to 7 common questions about expungement in NC.
Written by Bill Hunter
Co-Founder and Attorney
Hunter & Hein, Attorneys at Law, PLLC