North Carolina Expungement Attorneys
In North Carolina, a person charged and convicted of certain crimes is eligible to have the charge expunged from their record. This means the charge will no longer appear in a North Carolina database. Additionally, a person can have dismissed charges expunged.
How Can Charges Be Expunged In North Carolina?
A person must apply to the state to have his or her charges expunged. This requires the appropriate AOC forms and a fee paid to the county the charges were received in.
How Long Does It Take To Expunge Charges?
The expungement (expunction) process can take anywhere from a few months to over a year depending on the county the charges were received in, the backlog of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), and whether or not a hearing is required.
Is A Hearing Always Required?
No. It depends on the county, the judge, and the charges.
Can Driving While Impaired (DWI) Charges Be Expunged?
Although North Carolina used to allow DWI expungements, they are no longer permitted.
How Can An Expungement Attorney Help?
An attorney can first analyze your history to see if you are in fact eligible for an expungement. Next, the attorney can help you complete and gather the paperwork necessary to apply. Finally, the attorney can follow up with the court to check the status of your expungement and attend a hearing for you if necessary.