N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-146 entitles a person to the expungement of charges that were either dismissed or for which there were findings of not guilty entered. The person cannot have any felony convictions on their record, either before or since the charge that the petitioner is attempting to expunge. The statute does NOT allow expungement if the person has previously been granted an expungement under 15A-145, 15A-145.1, 15A-145.2, 15A-145.3, or 15A-146. There are no filing fees assessed for filing a petition for an expungement under 15A-146.
To get the expungement, you must prepare expunction form AOC-CR-237 Form; consult your court records and be sure to check the box indicating the statute that applies in your case. Complete form totally. Make sure to sign where indicated.
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