Overview Description

Records relating to a conviction for which a pardon of innocence is received can be expunged by the court. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-149(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. For the specific procedure, see N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-149.


There are no fees. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-149(b).


The person need not disclose arrest or court proceedings. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-149(c).


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

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed upon receipt of a pardon of innocence.

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