Further, the person seeking the expunction will not be guilty of perjury or giving a false statement, after the expunction is granted, for his or her failure to recite or acknowledge the arrest, indictment, trial or conviction. This basically means that one need not even inform a prospective employer of the charge, and any record of that charge that might otherwise appear on one’s criminal record check (which many, if not most, prospective employers now routinely require) simply will not appear, and need not be disclosed or addressed to or with the prospective employer. In other words, your record can be clean again.
This relief under North Carolina law can be particularly important to first-time job seekers, or recent graduates of college or trade school programs. That simple possession charge from one’s youth cannot be an obstacle to an otherwise stellar record of the applicant for the position. Further, certain professional or trade licenses which may have been suspended solely because of the criminal charge involved may be restored or reinstated under this law.
Applying for “expunction” or “expungement” is certainly of great benefit to qualifying individuals and can only be done once. The filing fee to the Clerk of Superior Court is only $175, and the cost of having an attorney advise as to the specific relief for which one may qualify, and to assist with one’s preparing the necessary documents to apply for this relief is quite reasonable.
Would this legal procedure be of help to you, or your son or daughter? Apple Payne Law would be happy to assist you with this process! Clear your criminal record, before it negatively impacts your life in a significant way! Contact us today to setup a 30 minute, free consultation, either in person or over the phone. You can also reach us by filling out the form below: