Overview Description

Records relating to a juvenile petition that the court dismissed without an adjudication can be expunged by the court once the juvenile reaches age 16. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-3200(h).


Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court in which the person was alleged to be delinquent. For the specific procedure, see N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-3200(h).


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The sealing order requires the clerk and the appropriate law enforcement agencies to expunge their records of the allegations of delinquent acts, including all references to arrests, complaints, referrals, petitions, and orders. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-3200(h).

Whenever a juvenile's record is expunged, the juvenile who is the subject of the record and the juvenile's parent cannot be held thereafter under any provision of any laws to be guilty of perjury or otherwise giving a false statement by reason of the person's failure to recite or acknowledge the expunged record. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-3201(a).


For an application to expunge a record in North Carolina, visit here.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed upon the juvenile attaining age 16. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-3200(h).

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