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According to the North Carolina Justice Center Organization, a criminal record is what prevents individuals from finding a job, affordable living, family support, and a number of other issues. If you need a family law attorney Charlotte, NC law firm that is on your side, contact The Metz Law Firm. Also serving Cabarrus County, Gaston Count, and Union County in North Carolina, Keith Metz is the lawyer whose representation you want. So, what exactly is an expungement in the state of NC? Generally speaking, it is the “destruction of a criminal record by court order.” When granted, which is rare, it returns an individual to their status before they were accused of a crime.

Who Can Be Expunged from Their Criminal Records? 

The short answer is “a limited few.” In North Carolina, our family law attorney Charlotte, NC firm acknowledges the three schools of records that could be expunged:

  • A first-time, nonviolent offense committed more than 15 years ago
  • A first-time offense committed under age 18/22
  • A charge that was dismissed or disposed “not guilty”

According to NC Law and Our Family Law Attorney Charlotte, NC Firm, What are the Expungement Statutes?  

  • Juvenile Record………………………………… NCGS §7B-3200
  • Misdemeanor Under Age 18…………………… NCGS §15A-145
  • Gang Offense Under Age 18…………………… NCGS §15A-145.1
  • Controlled Substance Under Age 22 …………… NCGS §15A-145.2
  • Toxic Vapors Under Age 22………………………. NCGS §15A-145.3
  • Nonviolent Felony Under Age 18……….……… NCGS §15A-145.4
  • Nonviolent Offense……………………………… NCGS §15A-145.5
  • Prostitution Offense……………………………… NCGS §15A-145.6
  • Charge Resulting in Dismissal or Not Guilty ….. NCGS §15A-146
  • Identity Theft……………………………………. NCGS §15A-147
  • DNA Records……………………………………. NCGS §15A-148
  • Pardon of Innocence……………………………. NCGS §15A-149

Do you feel that you deserve to be expunged from your criminal record? Contact The Metz Law Firm for legal advice on divorce, child custody, alimony, and other issues related to family law. Learn how expungement affects you in 2016 today.