A Criminal Record is Not Forever, Says Bill Sent to Governor

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The North Carolina General Assembly accomplished this week what some state lawmakers have been trying to do for a decade. Both the House and the Senate approved a bill that will allow the courts to wipe the slate clean for some nonviolent offenders. Not only will future offenders have the opportunity to expunge their records,
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16- and 17-year-old Nonviolent Felons Eligible for Expungements, P 2

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We were talking about a new law in North Carolina that will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to ask the courts to have their criminal records expunged. The crimes in question must be nonviolent felonies. Violent crimes will stay on their records. The new law only applies to teens who are convicted and who have no
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16- and 17-year-old Nonviolent Felons Eligible for Expungements

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Governor Perdue recently signed a bill into law that will allow North Carolina’s courts to expunge the records of 16- and 17-year-olds charged with or convicted of nonviolent felonies. An expungement erases a criminal charge or conviction from the record, essentially wiping the slate clean as far as the public, the courts and law enforcement
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