Category: Criminal Record Sealing / Expungement

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 is available to the public for a small fee. You know this file by its common name: a criminal record.

These records may pop up any time someone conducts a background check on you. If you’re applying for a job, housing, or college it’s likely the individual handling your application will look for [...]

 

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 consequence associated with a conviction. While incarceration and fines are painful, a criminal record can be life-altering and will remain with you for the rest of your days.

With a criminal stain on your permanent record, you may find it difficult to find employment, secure housing, or obtain a loan. You may be [...]