Criminal Defense Attorney Anastasia Tramontozzi explains the timing of North Carolina expungements in this video. Any not guilty or dismissed charges can be expunged the very same day. However, even if you are convicted of a crime, you may still be eligible for an expungement after a waiting period depending on the charge. A misdemeanor typically requires a 5 to 7-year waiting period while a felony requires a 10-year wait, and both require that no new charges arise during that time. And some charges, like murder, can never be expunged. If you have questions or are ready to clean up your record, give one of our Criminal Defense Attorneys a call today.