Overview Description

Records relating to certain gang-related felonies committed before age 18 can be expunged by the court two years after conviction or upon completion of probation, so long as the person has no other felony or misdemeanor conviction, other than a traffic violation. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-145.1(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

This provision applies only to Class H felony offenses under Article 13A of Chapter 14 or an enhanced offense under section 14-50.22. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-145.1(a).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. For the specific procedure, see N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 15A-145.1, 15A-150 et seq.

Fees

The $175 filing fee is waivable if the petitioner is indigent. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-145.1(d).

Effect

The person need not disclose the arrest or court proceedings. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-145.1(b).

Forms

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

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed two years after date of conviction or completion of any period of probation, whichever is later.

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