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 are expunged upon dismissal. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-147(a1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. Upon notice of the dismissal by the prosecutor, the court orders the expungement of records relating to the person's apprehension, charge, and trial. N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 15A-147(a1), 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.

Waiting Periods

The procedure is automatic upon the dismissal by the prosecutor.

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