In the state of North Carolina, some non-violent misdemeanors can be removed from your criminal record if you haven't re-offended in the last ten years. If your misdemeanor criminal conviction is expunged, any physical files related to it should be destroyed and any record of it removed. As a result, if an employer conducts a background check, your conviction won't appear. Expungements can help you when applying for a job, leasing an apartment, qualifying for certain kinds of licenses, or gaining admission to a college or university. At the law office of Stiller Law, our attorneys can evaluate your criminal record and determine whether or not you are eligible for an expungement. If you are eligible, you will be required to submit a number of documents and forms for review by the court.
Typically, an expungement takes a few months to process which underscores the importance of submitting the rights forms and complying with court requests in a timely manner.
If you are interested in putting a mistake you made long ago behind you, contact expungements attorneys at the law office of Stiller Law today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.