Expunging a Conviction in North Carolina

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In North Carolina, it is possible to have one’s record expunged under specific circumstances. This means that the conviction records are destroyed or removed, and the legal outcome is that it is as if the conviction never existed. Expungement is available if:

Expungement is not available in North Carolina in the following situations:


A person who wishes to have a conviction expunged must file an application with the court. They will usually be requested to submit pertinent documents to an Expungement Clerk. Such documents may include a Motion for Expungement of Criminal Record, an Expungement Order, and a report of the conviction. Many jurisdictions in North Carolina have eliminated fees for expungement requests.


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Last Modified: 06-18-2010 02:52 PM PDT

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