North Carolina Expungements for High School & College Students

Graduate with a clean criminal record!

Many criminal convictions for those arrested under the age of 22 are eligible to be expunged from your record.  The law has changed to allow many youthful offenders to clear up their criminal record.  If you were charged with a crime under the age of 22 you may be able to have all public records of your conviction erased through the North Carolina expungement process.

Dismissed Criminal Cases

Just because a case was dismissed doesn’t mean it goes away.  In order to clear your record you must petition the court for a legal expungement.  Many people think that once their case is dismissed that all records are erased.  This is not true.  You must file an expungement petition to clear your record.  Otherwise the charges will follow you around forever when you’re looking to apply to schools, rent an apartment or most importantly… apply for a job.  In terms of job interviews it’s never good to have a record of a criminal charge as part of your first impression.

Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel for a free consultation to see if your dismissed criminal charge is eligible for an expungement.

Requirements to Expunge Your Dismissed North Carolina Criminal Charges

1. Your case must have been dismissed.

2. No Felony Conviction on your record.

3. You can only use a dismissal expungement one time in your life.

4. You can get other dismissed cases if they were dismissed within a year of each other.

5. We can file the petition the day after your case was dismissed.

Erase Your Conviction!

Do you have a criminal conviction on your record from under the age of 22?  Many convictions for crimes committed under 22 years of are eligible for an expungement.

Misdemeanor Convictions Under 18

The bad news is that North Carolina is one of two states in the country to treat 16 and 17 year olds as adults for criminal purposes.  The good news is that North Carolina is fairly generous in terms of granting expungements for those convicted of crimes that happened under the age of 18.  If you were convicted of a crime that occurred before your 18th birthday you may be eligible for an expungement.  So we are looking for a date of arrest/date of citation by the police that happened before your 18th birthday.  Even if your date of conviction happened after you turned 18 you are still likely eligible to expunge that criminal conviction.

Requirements to Expunge Your North Carolina Misdemeanor Conviction Under 18

1. You must have been arrested or cited prior to your 18th birthday.

2. Almost all misdemeanor convictions are eligible.

3. You must wait at least two years after the date of conviction to petition the courts for an expungement.

4. You cannot have any subsequent convictions after your original conviction.

5. You must pay court costs of $175.

6. You will need to provide several specific affidavits to accompany your petition.

Non-Violent Felony Convictions Under 18

If you were convicted of a low-level non-violent felony with a date of arrest before your 18th birthday you may be eligible to have your felony conviction expunged.  So we are looking for a date of arrest by the police that happened before your 18th birthday.  Even if your date of conviction happened after you turned 18 you are still likely eligible to expunge that non-violent criminal conviction.

Requirements to Expunge Your North Carolina Non-Violent Felony Conviction Under the age of 18

1. You must have been arrested prior to your 18th birthday

2. Low-level non-violent felony convictions are eligible.

3. H & I Level felony convictions may be eligible.

4. Any offense with assault as an essential element of the case is not eligible.

5. Certain drug charges are not eligible.

6. You must wait at least four years after the date of conviction to petition the courts for an expungement.

7. You cannot have any subsequent convictions after your original non-violent felony conviction.

8. You must pay court costs of $175

9. You will need to provide several specific affidavits to accompany your petition.

Drinking Tickets Under 21

If you were convicted of misdemeanor possession of alcohol 18b-302(b)(1) a “drinking ticket” you may be eligible to have the conviction expunged.  If you plead guilty you also may be eligible.  Many people do not realize that the Legislature allows youthful offenders to have these convictions expunged.  In terms of job interviews it’s never a good first impression to be forced to talk about a drinking ticket on your record.  You can avoid that discussion by having your drinking ticket conviction expunged.

Requirements to Expunge Your North Carolina Drinking Ticket Conviction

1. You must have been cited prior to your 21st birthday.

2. You must wait at least two years after the date of conviction to petition the courts for an expungement.

4. You cannot have any subsequent convictions other than your drinking ticket.

5. You must pay court costs of $175.

6. You will need to provide several specific affidavits to accompany your petition.

Drug Possession Conviction Under the age of 22

If you were convicted of drug possession or possession of drug paraphernalia under the age of 22 you may be eligible to have your conviction expunged.  Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel for a free consultation to determine whether or not you qualify for an expungement.

Requirements to Expunge Your North Carolina Drug Conviction Under the age of 22

1. You must have been cited or arrested prior to your 22nd birthday.

2. You must wait at least one year after the date of conviction to petition the courts for an expungement.

4. You cannot have any subsequent drug related convictions.

5. You must pay court costs of $175.

6. You must have completed an approved drug education program or you may ask the court to waive that requirement.

7. You cannot have any felony convictions on your record and you cannot have any drug related convictions on your record.

Contact a North Carolina Expungement Lawyer Today!

If you have any convictions on your record for offenses that occurred prior to your 22nd birthday we may be able to expunge the convictions.  Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC today at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.  We handle expungement petitions for the entire state of North Carolina.  You never get a second chance to make a first impression – contact us today to see whether or not your record can be expunged.

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Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.