Overview Description

Records relating to a felony or misdemeanor containing the name of an identity theft victim or a person mistakenly identified as the perpetrator of a crime can be expunged by the court upon a finding of not guilty or a set-aside of the conviction. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-147(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court where the charge was last pending. For the specific procedure, see N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 15A-147, 15A-150 et seq.

Fees

There are no fees. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-147(c).

Effect

The person need not disclose the arrest or court proceedings. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-147.

Forms

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

Waiting Periods

The petition may be filed upon a finding of not guilty or a set-aside of the conviction.

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