Charges Against Innocent North Carolina Teen to Be Expunged

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An unwitting North Carolina teenager’s errand to get gas recently turned into a three-day jail stint. His crime? There wasn’t one; he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. The teenager suddenly found himself being rounded up with a group of people, having his mug shot taken and spending several days in
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Crime Rates Fall In North Carolina and Expunctions Increase

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North Carolina’s Department of Justice released a report yesterday showing that the state’s crime rate continues to decline. Not every type of crime has declined, however, and certain areas of the state continue to have relatively high rates. The statistics show a readily discernible pattern: From 10 years ago, the crime rate has lowered by
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Even Charges That Are Dropped May Still Appear on Your Record

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Getting arrested or charged with a crime in North Carolina can have serious consequences, even if you are found not guilty. Just being charged or arrested on suspicion of committing a crime can prevent you from getting the job or apartment you want. That’s because even when cases are dismissed or you are found not guilty,
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Clean Records Are Possible Under New North Carolina Law

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A law went into effect on Dec. 1, 2012, that should have a positive impact on many North Carolina residents who were convicted of certain nonviolent crimes years ago. Until recently, their criminal records have affected their job prospects, their applications for car loans, their attempts to rent an apartment and a host of other
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