Main office: 725 E. Trade St. Ste 210 Charlotte, NC 28202

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Need Help Clearing Your Criminal Record?

Expungement Services

One of the worst consequences of a criminal conviction is the creation of a permanent record. A criminal record can affect your ability to get or keep your job, vote, and to rent or buy a house. A criminal record even affect your personal relationships with others and your ability to find a spouse. However there is good news, recent changes to the Expunction laws are allowing persons who would otherwise never qualify for an expungement to receive one now. Expungement sometimes called an expunction, involves petitioning the court system to have a criminal record removed from public view.


Generally, expunctions are going to fall into one of these categories:


  • Felony first offenses more than 10 years ago.

  • Misdemeanor first offenses more than 5 years ago.

  • First offenses committed before the individual turned 18/22 years old.

  • Charges that were dismissed or the individual was found not guilty.


However, there are several limitations.


  • Certain high-level Felonies are NOT eligible.

  • Convictions that involve crimes of violence are NOT eligible (Assaults of any kind). 

  • DWI Convictions can NOT be expunged.

  • Prior convictions will generally (but not always) prevent eligibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does An Expungement Cost?

The Attorney or Firm's fee for expungment services will vary depending on the amount and the types of charges needing to be expunged. Most Expunction services will range between $550 and $2000. The state of North Carolina also has a filing fee of $175 for most expungments. This fee applies to each filing that is needed and is seperate from any attorney's fee. All filing fees are paid directly to the Clerk of court at the time of filing.

How Long Does it Take to Get My Record Expunged?

Expungements must go through a multi-step state administrative process. Completion times can take anywhere between 4 months and a year. This time frame is dependant upon the type of charges being expunged, and the number of expungments being processed by the state at any given time.

What is An Expungement?

An expungement or sometimes called an expunction, is the process of removing a criminal record. This means removing mugshots from county sherrif's sites and the criminal record from state level background checks. Once an expungment is complete, the charge typically no longer has to be disclosed on employment and other applications. The only exception to this would be a government or federal application that requires you to disclose expunged information. Please note that due to the vastness of the internet, there may be remnants of your information that remains on some third party websites after your expunction completion. Our office is unable to include removal of this information in our services. However, after your expunction is complete, you may individually contact and request that any information still publically posted in error on a non-government website be removed. In most cases after a period of time the information will automatically be removed from these sites as they update their records. Our office will provide each individual with a signed copy of the completed expungement to keep for their records and to use for this purpose as needed.

What is Involved in the Expungement Process?

Our office must first determine your eligibilty for an expungement. To confirm if you are eligible to apply for an expunction, our office charges an initial nominal $50 service fee to pull and review your criminal record in North Carolina. If eligible, our office will provide an estimate for our services and further instructions as to what is needed for your expunction(s). Each expunction requires a different process, including filing fees, paperwork and up to 3 affidavits. Our office prepares and collects all of the required documentation for your expungment filing. By allowing our office to handle this service you help ensure accuracy to prevent system delays and the need for refilings. Once office will file your expunction and complete all required additional steps for the destruction of the criminal records. Your expunction will take many months to process through the state, due to the number of offices that it must be processed by. This may include, the County Clerk's office, the District Attorney's office, the NC State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and signed by a judge. Our office will continue to follow-up with and monitor your expungement as it processes through the necessary steps.

What if I'm Not Eligible For An Expungement?

Unfortunatley, not all charges or convictions can be removed from a persons criminal record. However, some individials may become eligible in the furture if the expunction laws continue change. If you are unsure if you are eligible, contact our office now for more information. We can help you determine if you are eligible to apply.

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