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How Many Expungements Can I have in North Carolina?
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In December of 2017, Governor Roy Cooper signed a new expungement law that allows offenders to have an unlimited dismissed and not guilty charges expunged from their record. However, the bill did not change how many North Carolina conviction expungements you can have. Most dismissed and not guilty charges will be eligible for an expungement unless you have a felony conviction on your record. Although you can have multiple dismissed and not guilty charges expunged from your record, you cannot have multiple convictions expunged.  

Felony Conviction Expungement

Generally, you are allowed to have one non-violent felony conviction expunged from your record. There is usually a 10 year wait period from the date of your conviction or the end of your probation, whichever is later.  You cannot have any other convictions on your record in order to be eligible to have a felony conviction expunged.

Misdemeanor Conviction Expungement

Generally, you are allowed to have one non-violent misdemeanor conviction expunged from your record. There is usually a 5 year wait period from the date of your conviction or the end of your probation, whichever is later. You cannot have any other convictions on your record in order to be eligible to have a misdemeanor conviction expunged.

List of Misdemeanor Convictions NOT eligible for most people.

The following list are examples of misdemeanor charges that if you are convicted, will NOT be eligible for an expungement from your record:

·         Simple Assault

·         Assault on a Female

·         Child Abuse

·         Violation of a Protective Order

·         Assault with a Deadly Weapon

·         Misdemeanor Food Stamp Fraud

·         Sexual Battery

·         Stalking

·         Secret Peeping

·         Assault on a Government Official

·         Assault by Pointing a Gun

List of  Felony Convictions NOT eligible for most people.

The following list are examples of felony charges that if you are convicted, will NOT be eligible for an expungement from your record:

·         Identity Theft

·         Felony Child Abuse

·         Breaking or Entering (if over the age of 18)

·         Common Law Robbery

·         Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury

·         Indecent Liberties with a Child

·         Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

·         Possession of Firearm by Felon

·         Second Degree Arson

·         Manslaughter

Each case is different and there are different rules if you received a conviction as a minor or under the age of 22. If you have questions about getting a charge expunged contact Melissa Botiglione The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation. Our North Carolina Expungement Lawyers will answer your questions and let you know if we can expunge your criminal record for you.

Are you eligible for a North Carolina Expungement?

Are you eligible for a North Carolina Expungement?

Your case is over but your record remains visible for all to see! If your case was dismissed (or you have certain convictions), you can protect your reputation and rebuild your life through the process of Expunging your North Carolina criminal record (also called Expunction).  Even if your case was dismissed a record still remains that is visible to future employers, current employers, customers, landlords, colleges, insurers and anyone else who might do a check on your record.

If you worked with your attorney to negotiate a dismissal of your criminal charge or are found not guilty at trial your criminal arrest record will still remain.  Even if you get a voluntary dismissal the original criminal charge will always be on your record.  If your record is expunged then all searches of your record will show a clean criminal record and a clean public arrest record.

A new law change allows for certain misdemeanor convictions to be expunged after 5 years and certain felony convictions to be erased through the expungement process after 10 years have passed.

Call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation at 919-585-1486 to see if you are eligible for a North Carolina Expungement. Contact Expungement Lawyer Melissa Botiglione at our office in Cary today.