What is an Expungement?
An expungement (also called expunction) deletes a criminal record or criminal charge and is as if the incident never happened. Unfortunately, opportunities to receive expungements are pretty limited in North Carolina. However recently, on December 1, 2017 a new expungement law, Senate Bill 445, went into effect that allows more people to get expungements here in North Carolina. Click here to see reasons why you should consider getting an expungement. As an expungement attorney in North Carolina I can help you with your expungement.
Generally Expungements in North Carolina are primarily granted under these circumstances:
- A first time nonviolent offense committed more than 5 years ago
- A charge that was dismissed or disposed “not guilty”
- Misdemeanors of any age especially under 18 years old
- Nonviolent felonies committed under 18 years old
How much does it cost to get your criminal record expunged?
Getting an expungement is not a quick process, it usually takes six – twelve months to be complete. If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for an expungement contact us now at The Polaris Law Firm to see how we can help.