Overview Description

Records relating to a conviction for prostitution pursuant to sections 14-204 or 14-204(7) can be expunged by the court if the petitioner's participation in the offense was a result of having been a trafficking victim, so long as the petitioner has no prior violent felony or violent misdemeanor convictions and no subsequent felony or misdemeanor convictions. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-145.6(b)(2)(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

This provision only applies only to prostitution convictions specified in section 15A-145.6(a)(1).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. For the specific procedure, see N.C. Gen. Stat.§§ 15A-145.6, 15A-150 et seq.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The person need not disclose arrest or court proceedings, except in the circumstances specified in section 15A-145.6(g).

Forms

For a petition to expunge a prostitution record in North Carolina, visit here.

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.

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