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I will need some information in order to answer your question. Was he convicted of misdemeanor or a felony and what class ? How long ago is the incident now ?
It was considered a class one felony, The incident was 7 years ago. The exact date was 9/02/2005. He had no prior convictions of anything other than something with a fishing license and improper bait at a state park and an incident with a spotlighting deer incident when he was 16.
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North Carolina has not allowed the expungement of criminal records for felons in the past, there were some limited exceptions for convicted juveniles.
However, the good news is that the North Carolina General assembly has promulgated a new expungement law for low level felonies such as your son's class 1 felony.
The new legislation states that convicted felons may apply for expungement after 15 years from the date of completion of their sentence/probation.
These applications are filed with the Superior Court in the county where the prosecution/arrest took place. In the mean time he may apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct .
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