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. The process of getting it completely wiped from your record is an expungement.
An expungement can take several months to complete. The process requires that your expunction be approved by a number of officials including a judge, district attorney, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts. Since an expungement requires the coordination of so many different parties, it is often a lengthy process and could require several months to complete. We do our best to make sure your expungement proceeds as quickly as possible.
Eligibility for an expungement varies depending on the type of charge. It is possible to be eligible to expungements immediately after a dismissal, or it could be a year you have to wait before you can begin the expungement process.
We handle Expungement petitions for the entire State of North Carolina including Guilford County, Mecklenburg, Durham, Orange, Wake, Forsyth, and the rest.