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Expungements

Whether or not your case was dismissed, you can protect your reputation and rebuild your life through the process of expunging your criminal record (also called Expunction). Even if your case was dismissed, a record still remains that is visible to future employers, current employers, customers, landlords, colleges, insurers and anyone else who might do a check on your record.

Criminal records can create substantial problems for many people, especially those that may be job hunting or looking to further their education.  Over the last few years, our legislature has expanded the list of offenses that are eligible for expunction.  Mr. Reilly knows how the expungement process works and can assist in getting prior convictions and dismissed charges removed from one’s record. You want to move forward in life, to obtain an education, to achieve your goals.

 

EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORD

A criminal record can cast a shadow over your future prospects, making it difficult to succeed in your professional and even personal life. You may be eligible for some relief from past criminal conduct or charges. In some cases, it may be possible to have a judgment vacated or set aside in order to give you the second chance in life that you desire. In other cases, it may be possible to have arrest records expunged and purged from the public docket.

Why do you need an Expungement?

As soon as an Expungement has been granted North Carolina law states that you do not have to say you were ever arrested, charged or stood trial for the Expunged offense.  Read this very closely!  Under North Carolina Law:

“no person as to whom such an order has been entered… shall be held thereafter under any provision of any law to be guilty of perjury, or to be guilty of otherwise giving a false statement or response to any inquiry made for any purpose, by reason of the person's failure to recite or acknowledge any expunged entries concerning apprehension, charge, or trial.”

Your case is over but your record remains visible for all to see!

If your case was dismissed, you can protect your reputation and rebuild your life throughcrim thumb.jpg the process of Expunging your criminal record (also called Expunction).  Even if your case was dismissed a record still remains that is visible to future employers, current employers, customers, landlords, colleges, insurers and anyone else who might do a check on your record.

If you worked with your attorney to negotiate a dismissal of your criminal charge or are found not guilty at trial your criminal arrest record will still remain.  Even if you get a voluntary dismissal the original criminal charge will always be on your record.  If your record is expunged then all searches of your record will show a clean criminal record and a clean public arrest record.

You may be eligible for Expungement for the following:

  • Expungement of Juvenile Records
  • Expungement of Juvenile Records for Dismissed Cases
  • Expungement of Drug Offenses for Persons 21 and under
  • Expungement for Cases of Identity Theft
  • Expungement for Certain Very Old Misdemeanor Larceny Convictions
  • Expungement for Misdemeanor Possession of Alcohol (Under 21)
  • Expungement of  Misdemeanors Committed before 18th Birthday
  • Expungement when charges are dismissed or there are findings of not guilty.
  • Expungement when a Pardon of Innocence is Granted by the Governor
  • Expungement for first offenders (21 and younger) of certain toxic vapors/drug paraphernalia charges.
  • Expungement of certain Gang Offenses (17 and younger)
  • Expungement of non-violent felonies committed under the age of 18
  • Expungement of Older Nonviolent Misdemeanor and Felony Convictions

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At the law firm of Scott Reilly , our services in criminal defense, personal injury, and business and civil litigation are professional, personalized and above all, effective.

To obtain a free initial consultation to discuss the possibility of expunging a conviction from your criminal record, please contact our office today.