Overview Description

Records relating to a conviction for prostitution can be expunged by the court three years after sentence completion, so long as the petition has no prior violent convictions, no prior prostitution convictions, and no subsequent felony or misdemeanor convictions. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-145.6(b)(2)(b).

Ineligible Category or Citation

This provision 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.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


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


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Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed three years after the date of conviction or when any active sentence, period of probation, and post-release supervision has been served, whichever is later.

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