Records relating to a non-violent misdemeanor conviction, or more than one conviction in the same session of court, can be expunged five years after sentence completion, so long as the person has no other felony or misdemeanor convictions other than a traffic violation. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-145.5.
Ineligible Category or Citation
See section 15A-145.5(a) for offenses ineligible for expungement.
The person need not disclose arrest or court proceedings, except in the circumstances specified in section 15A-145.5(d). As of June 1, 2018 prosecutors in North Carolina will have access to expunged records in the event of subsequent prosecution. N.C. Gen. Stat. §15A-151.5.
The petition may be filed five years after the date of conviction or when any active sentence, period of probation, and post-release supervision has been served, whichever occurs later. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-145.5(c).