Expunge Your Record For A Brighter Future
A criminal charge on your record can impede your life goals. It can impact your career prospects, housing options and personal reputation. One option to brighten your future is to seek an expungement for a past charge or conviction.
At Steven T. Meier, PLLC Attorneys At Law, we help people in the Charlotte area who need to expunge an offense. In North Carolina, you may expunge a crime from your record if you were:
- Arrested but not charged with an offense
- Tried but found not guilty
- Tried but had the charges dismissed
- Convicted of certain misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies
- Falsely accused
Having represented hundreds of clients, we understand the expungement process in great detail. When you speak with our personable attorneys, we can assess your situation and let you know whether you qualify.
What Are The Steps In Expungement?
The state follows a specific process for expunging offenses. Though your situation is unique, you must go through each of these steps to purge your record of qualifying offenses:
- Filing of petition
You must file a petition with the court in the county where you were charged.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation will review your criminal record and attach it to your petition. Then, the Administrative Office of the Courts will review your petition.
Finally, a judge with the court where you filed the petition will make a decision. You may need to attend a formal hearing, but this is rare. If the judge grants your expungement, the court will clear the qualifying offenses from your public record.
These steps are not simple. Making a minor error can add months to the process. We can help you with the process, ensuring that you complete every part of it perfectly.
Ask Us About Expungement
Talk to us at Steven T. Meier, PLLC Attorneys At Law, about how you can get a fresh start by clearing your public record. Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation. To reach us, call 704-885-1004 or send us an email.