Even if you’re found not guilty or have your case dismissed, a background check can reveal the original charge to an employer, a school, or a lender. Whether or not it’s fair, a criminal charge can continue to hurt you even after your name has been cleared in court. An expungement (sometimes called an expunction) might be the answer for you. Under North Carolina law, if your case is expunged, you can answer “no” when asked if you’ve ever been charged or convicted of that crime without fear of being charged with perjury or other consequences.
You also may be eligible for an expungement in certain other situations, even if you were convicted of the original charge. Your eligibility depends on a number of factors, including your age, the length of time since the conviction, whether or not you have other criminal convictions or outstanding warrants, and other factors.
The Johnston County criminal defense lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, know what’s on the line for you. If you think you may qualify for an expungement, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and reach the best possible outcome for you.
We have experience representing people charged with assaults throughout Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton. For a free case evaluation, call our Johnston County criminal defense attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form.
Convictions that can sometimes be expunged include:
There are some convictions that are rarely, if ever, eligible for expungement. These include:
If you were charged with one of these offenses and it was dismissed or reduced, you may still be eligible for expungement of the original charge. Check with us to see if you qualify.
At Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, our seasoned Johnston County criminal defense lawyers will evaluate your case with you and decide on the right approach.
The hard-working, skilled and aggressive Johnston County criminal defense lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, have a record of successfully representing clients who need expungements in Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton, Selma, Archer Lodge, Kenly, Four Oaks, Pine Level, Princeton, Wilson’s Mills and Micro.
For a free case evaluation, call our Johnston County criminal defense attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form.