New Changes to North Carolina Expungement Law

By December 17, 2014Uncategorized

The Legislature amended G.S. 15A-145.5 (expunction of certain misdemeanors and felonies; no age limitatiExpungementon) and adds to the list of offenses that are not considered a “nonviolent misdemeanor” or “nonviolent felont”: felony breaking or entering, breaking or entering with intent to terrorize, breakning or entering motor vehicle and any offense that is an attempt to commit an offense described in G.S. 15A-145.5(a) (1) through (8). This change applies to petitions filed before that date are not affected by the change.

So the Legislature has just eliminated Felony Breaking & Entering and a few variations from the list of crimes that are eligible for an expungement after 15 years have passed and nothing else on your record.

If you are interested in an expungement please contact North Carolina expungement lawyer Wiley Nickel at 919-948-7159 for a free consultation.

Many people are eligible for an expungement and may not know that the Legislature has a mechanism whereby they can remove a criminal conviction from their record. The 15 year expungement described above applies to people convicted of a non-violent low level felony or misdemeanor… and that one conviction is the only thing on their record. If that generally applies to your conviction, you may be eligible for an expungement of that old North Carolina conviction.

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