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, the criminal charges still appear on your public record.
Luckily, it may be possible to get your record expunged so that these charges no longer have a negative impact on your life. When an expungement is successful, the Clerk of Court in the county where the charges were filed is ordered to clear the charges from your public record. Expungement means truly moving on from the charges, once and for all.
In certain situations, even charges that you were convicted of may be able to be expunged from your record. Please visit our expungements page for more information.