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you can apply for a pardon which would assist in your getting the misdemeanor expunged - pardons may be granted to those individuals who have maintained a good reputation in their community, following the completion of their sentence for a criminal offense. ordinarily, an applicant must wait to apply until at least five years have elapsed since the applicant was released from state supervision (including probation or parole). a Pardon is merely an official statement attached to the criminal record that states that the state has pardoned the crime. a pardon does not expunge or erase a criminal record. nnder the NC Constitution, the executive branch does not have the authority to expunge a criminal record - only the judicial branch handles the process of expungement that clears an individual's criminal record pursuant to NC law -
so if your crime was more than five years ago, you can contact the office of parole commission and request an application as they handle the process.
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