Criminal Records That Can be expunged in North Carolina | King Law Firm

Criminal Records That Can Be Expunged In North Carolina

People who have only one non-violent conviction on their record under the law in North Carolina may qualify for expunction. Traffic violations are not included. Accordance with, N.C.G.S. § 15A-145.5, North Carolina law allows for the expunction of some non-violent misdemeanor and felony convictions without the limitation on age.

In accordance with North Carolina Law, the crime cannot be a Class A through G felony or a Class A1 misdemeanor. The crime cannot be sexually based, violent, or involve heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, or possession with the intent to sell or deliver.  North Carolina law also requires the convicted person must wait 15 years from the date of the conviction before filing the petition to have the criminal record expunged.