Overview of Changes to the Expungement Law in North Carolina

North Carolina has recently expanded its expunction statute, which now allows more people in North Carolina to remove items from their criminal record. The revised expunction statute applies to offenses, charges, and convictions that occur before, on, or after December 1, 2017.

Below is a summary of the changes to NC's Expungement Law:

  • The wait time to file for an expungement for most non-violent felony convictions has been reduced from 15 years to 10 years.
  • The wait time to file for an expungement for most violent misdemeanor convictions has been reduced from 15 years to 5 years.
  • There is no limit on the number of expungements for dismissals or if found not guilty.
  • Prosecutors will have access to expunged records and may use it towards calculating a person's prior record level in a subsequent criminal sentencing hearing.

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.