In North Carolina, it is possible to get your record cleaned by petitioning the court for an expungement. But the act of getting your record cleaned is a bit more complicated than just petitioning the court. Below we answer 9 common questions regarding expungement in NC.


What is an expungement?

An expungement is when a judge orders a record sealed so the public cannot see it. The purpose of the expungement is to seal a record as if the charge or conviction had never occurred. While the SBI, and soon prosecutors, can see it, the public cannot.

Will an expungement in NC remove all trace of criminal charges from the internet?

No. The NC expungement process orders that government agencies remove the records from their databases. But you must be diligent if you want it removed from private databases.

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