A momentary mistake or error in judgment can lead to a criminal conviction. That conviction can follow you for years, damaging your reputation and your ability to find and keep work, and affecting your life in myriad ways, even long after you've been living an upstanding life. Fortunately, in certain circumstances, North Carolina allows for expunction, also known as expungement, of your criminal record. If your conviction was for a misdemeanor or level H or 1 felony and meets certain criteria, you have no other convictions (other than a traffic citation), and fifteen years have passed since the last date of your sentence or probation, you may be eligible to have your record expunged. Certain cases involving dismissals or not guilty findings may also be eligible for expunction.
At Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law, PC, we know that many people, especially young people, make mistakes and then go on to lead exemplary lives. We don't believe that good people should be forever defined by one moment in time. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, our job is to help our clients move past their bad choices and on into a productive future. To that end, we are pleased to guide our clients through the North Carolina record expunction process.
Davis & Davis will help you prepare and execute the multiple affidavits and North Carolina state forms that are required in the expunction process. We will ensure that the forms are properly served upon the district attorney for the county in which your conviction took place, and that any objections to your expunction are promptly and fully addressed. Lastly, we will file the expunction with the clerk of court and, if a hearing on the matter is necessary, represent you at the hearing. Often, however, we are successful in having the hearing waived.
To speak with one of our knowledgeable expunction and criminal defense attorneys, please contact Davis & Davis by calling (704) 639-1900. Based in Salisbury, North Carolina, we serve Rowan County and the surrounding communities.