Category: Expungement

If you have a criminal record, then you are no stranger to the collateral consequences that follow it. You can lose access to housing, certain types of public assistance, and even job opportunities – all from having a North Carolina criminal record.

The state of North Carolina does understand the hardship this can cause, which is why they offer those who qualify the chance to expunge their criminal record. Going through the expungement process can make it easier to rebuild your life in the wake of criminal accusations or convictions.

Today, there are [...]

Every person on the planet makes mistakes sometimes. It’s universal to err as a human. But for some people, their mistakes can follow them around for the rest of their lives in the form of a criminal record.

For people who are caught and either charged or convicted of perpetrating a crime, the state of North Carolina offers a solution to right your past wrongs through something called record expungement. There are guidelines and requirements that you must meet to get this process started, but it can be very helpful for those who [...]

If you’ve had a DUI in North Carolina, then the words “background check” may strike fear in your heart. That’s understandable, as background checks are normally done for important things such as getting a new job.

If you’ve had a DUI, chances are you don’t want people to know about it, but it’s inevitable that anyone doing a background check on you will find it. That’s why many people want to know if a DUI in North Carolina can be expunged from their record or not.

The answer to that question is more [...]

A criminal record is not generally useful to have. What many people don’t realize is that not only convictions go on a criminal record. Arrests do as well. 

Some people may have a criminal record and not even be aware of it. And a criminal record can impede your ability to live and work – and even pursue your passions through your education.

That is why an expungement is a great tool for people in North Carolina to have. It allows some to put their past where it belongs, which is behind them, [...]

The North Carolina Second Chance Act was signed into law in June of 2020 and took effect on December first. It is a law that has dramatically impacted the lives of those who have criminal records, by helping to expand expungements for many.

Are you now eligible in North Carolina for an expungement? 

Read on to find out more about North Carolina’s Second Chance Act, how to know if you’re eligible for expungement, and what you need to do to take advantage of this opportunity.

What Is Expungement?

Expungement is when a criminal [...]