The courts may be closed in North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things you can do right now to be ready to petition for your record expungement as soon as they reopen. Continue reading
If you have ever been arrested, you have a criminal record – even if no charges were ever filed against you. If you’ve been convicted, you probably know that you have a criminal history. You’ve likely felt some of the Continue reading
After being charged with a crime, many of our clients voice the biggest concern over all else: “Will I go to jail?”
While incarceration is certainly no fun, going to jail or prison may not be the worst penalty you Continue reading
The criminal court system in North Carolina is based on the premise of rehabilitation. Ideally, once you’ve paid your debt to society, you should be welcomed back into the community as an equal contributor to society.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t always Continue reading
Every teenager – even the best of them – experiences a lapse in judgement at some point during their formative years. Science says it’s inevitable. The parts of the brain which process decision-making and emotional drive simply aren’t fully developed. Continue reading
Criminal record expunction is an important component of the criminal justice system. By taking advantage of the process, past offenders are able to attain relief from the devastating consequences of having a criminal record, allowing for better employment, housing, and Continue reading
If you’ve ever been charged with a crime, you are more than aware of the potential criminal penalties for the alleged offense. However, one of the most devastating consequences of a run-in with the law is not even technically part Continue reading
A criminal record of prior run-ins with the law is a difficult burden to bear. Any prior arrests and court proceedings can easily be found via court record searches. This means that even if you were not convicted of a Continue reading
Most people with a criminal record would like the opportunity for a second chance.
When you are arrested and/or charged with a crime—regardless of whether you were convicted—the state creates a file with information related to your case. This file Continue reading
Long after you’ve served your jail time or prison sentence, paid your fines, and finished out your probation, your criminal record will continue you to follow you. For many offenders in North Carolina, their criminal record represents the gravest Continue reading