If you have questions about expunging your record in North Carolina, we have answers. Not only can we expunge your record with our North Carolina expungement service, we can also show you if you are eligible for expungement! Our free online eligibility test will evaluate your case to see which record clearing options are available to you. If you would like answers to commonly asked questions, simply click on a question below to see its answer. RecordGone.com is here to help you through the entire process.
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No, the exact disposition of your case does not matter. We can expunge your conviction regardless of what you pled as long as you meet the other requirements.
We will be glad to work with you to get a copy of your record and to review what can be done. We charge a researching fee to do it and we apply that to the cost of any service that you hire us to perform.
Depending on the service, you may be ineligible if you are convicted of more than one offense. Please take the online eligibility test to determine if you are eligible.
Once you are convicted you cannot reduce your felony.
Cases are denied for the following reasons: (1) an inaccuracy in the court file, (2) an inaccuracy in the application, (3) the petitioner is not eligible, (4) violating probation and (5) not paying fines.
No, we go for you. If the court requests your presence and you are unable to attend, then we will request for your presence to be excused.
Typically, the case takes about eight to nine months because the SBI and AOC are currently taking six months just to sign off on the petition. We base our estimates of how long a case will take on how long the average is for that service in that state. Some cases, however, can take less or more time depending on the facts of the case, whether the DA is agreeing or objecting, the age of the case, etc. We work on your case as fast as we can and we assist the court and DA in anything they need to get your case heard and decided.
The courts work on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, the sooner you sign up, the sooner your case is heard and decided. If helpful, we will gladly write your employer or potential employer a letter letting them know we have reopened the case and are in the process of having your record dismissed.
You file in the court where your case was heard or where your case was pending prior to the dismissal in the case of a dismissed case.
You will receive a court order expunging the case. The court will send the granted order to arresting agency, the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Division of Adult Correction of the Department of Public Safety, any state or local agency, and the State Bureau of Investigation. The State Bureau of Investigation then forwards the order to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additionally, a state agency that receives a certified copy of an expungement order must notify any private entity with which it has a licensing agreement for bulk extracts of data that the private entity must delete the record. GS 15A-150.
If the case is denied, we evaluate the reason for the denial and determine the best way to proceed.
You can only expunge certain cases. Typically, you have to show that the conviction was wrongful or unconstitutional. Additionally, a person can apply for a pardon through the President. We do not handle federal cases.
If we are unable to succeed on your case, we have a money-back guarantee for certain services. Please view the pricing for details regarding if there is a money-back guarantee and the details.
For an expunged conviction, you do not have to disclose the case and can answer with confidence to any inquiry or to an application for employment that you have not been convicted of a crime except when pursuing certification under GS 17C (North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission) or 17E (North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission) you must disclose all convictions even if expunged. GS 15A-145.5(d). Also, the court can disclose the record to the state and local law enforcement agencies for employment purposes if your conviction was expunged under GS 15A-145.4 or 15A-145.5. GS 15A-151. For a dismissed case expungement, you do not have to disclose the case and can answer with confidence to any inquiry that your case was deemed to have never occurred. GS 15A-147(b)
You can truthfully say you were not convicted to any question for employment; however, the case can be disclosed when pursuing certification under GS 17C (North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission) or 17E (North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission). GS 15A-145.5(d). Additionally, the expunged record can be disclosed to state and local law enforcement agencies for employment purposes. GS 15A-151(a)(4). However, once expunged, persons required by state law to obtain criminal history checks on prospective employees shall not disclose a conviction that has been expunged. GS 15A-145.5(d).
Convictions that require registration are not eligible to be expunged.
If you have been convicted of minor offenses (including assault, dangerous driving, DUI, theft, shoplifting, unauthorized possession of firearms, possession of illegal substances, etc.) or indictable criminal offenses (including assault with a deadly weapon, manslaughter, etc.) you may be prohibited from entrance into Canada and further action will be required to find out whether you will be allowed entrance. The Canadian government has entered into an information sharing agreement with the United States, so the Canadian government will have whatever information the United States has on file. Therefore, the first thing you should do is clear your criminal record to the fullest extent possible before submitting to a background check. The benefit of setting aside will show the Canadian government that the matter was resolved and no longer considered a conviction and improve the odds of not being denied entry to Canada or being stuck at the border for lengthy interrogation.
The Border Patrol has discretion in granting or denying Sentri passes. So, the only thing we can say for sure is that it would help; investing in record clearing before applying for a pass would be advantageous. A modest investment in getting a set aside could be the difference between having your request accepted or denied. The set aside will show that you have resolved all matters with the court.
You can vote as long as you are not currently serving a felony sentence, including probation or parole. Your voting and citizenship rights are automatically restored after you finish your sentence. GS 13-1. However, after you complete your sentence you need to register to vote again in the county where you reside.
Criminal violations may have severe consequences for immigrants, even if the crime is expunged/vacated/sealed. Even minor offenses such as petty theft can make someone deportable or inadmissible, while more serious offenses such as burglary may not have the same consequences. Since each case is unique, it is important to get a case-by-case analysis tailored to your specific facts. To find out if your criminal conviction will impact your immigration case it is imperative you contact a qualified immigration attorney. Our in-house immigration attorney is available to answer questions at 714-617-8395.
To determine if you are eligible to restore your right to own a firearm, please see the section of the website dedicated to firearm rights restoration.
In North Carolina, you may serve on a jury if you: 1) are a citizen of the United States and of North Carolina, 2) have not served as a juror during the previous two years, 3) must be mentally and physically competent, 4) must understand English, 5) must not be a convicted felon unless your rights have been restored to you. http://www.nccourts.org/Support/FAQs/FAQs.asp?Type=1