Expungement of a Drug Change or Conviction Before Age 22

N.C.G.S. § 15A-145.2

(a) If you received a drug-related charge before the age of 22 and the charge was dismissed pursuant to a first offender conditional discharge, you may be eligible for an expunction.

How you qualify:

  • Charge dismissed under N.C.G.S. § 90-96(a) or (a1).
  • Date of offense was before your 22nd birthday.
  • No subsequent misdemeanor or felony convictions, other than traffic violations, during the period of probation since the decision to defer further proceedings on the offense in question.

(b) If you received drug-related charge before the age of 22 and the charge was dismissed or you were found not guilty, you may be eligible for an expunction.

How you qualify:

  • Charged with a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance (Schedule I-VI) under Art 5, Chapter 90, or charged with a felony under N.C.G.S. § 90-95(a)(3).
  • Charge was dismissed or you were found not guilty.
  • Date of offense was before your 22nd birthday.

(c) If you received a conviction for a drug-related offense before the age of 22, you may be eligible for an expunction.

How you qualify:

  • Convicted of:
  • At least 12 months has passed since the date of conviction.
  • You were under the age of 22 at the time of the offense.
  • You successfully completed a drug education program.
  • You have not received any other felony or misdemeanor convictions, other than a traffic offense, at any time prior to or since the drug conviction in question.
  • You do not have any disqualifying previous convictions.
    • Previous felony conviction
    • Conviction for an offense under Art 5, Chapter 90.
    • Any conviction under any U.S. statute or state statute related to controlled substances or drug paraphernalia.
  • No prior expungements under this section in the statute.

Your case may be over, but the criminal charge or conviction may still be on your permanent record. The expungement process is complex and time-consuming. Fortunately, the attorneys at Roberts Law Group are here to take that burden off of your shoulders. Roberts Law Group offers affordable prices for all of your expungement needs. For more information and to find out if you qualify for an expungement today, please contact Roberts Law Group for a free consultation.

North Carolina vs. M.W.
Charge: Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
Result: Dismissed

An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of youth at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.