Even if you had a cased dismissed in North Carolina, a criminal charge on your record may affect your employment. Cases that are voluntarily dismissed will permanently stay on your record unless you choose to have the charge expunged.
Each employer is different. Some employers will do a full nationwide background check; some will only pull your credit. Some will rule you out as an employee based on traffic tickets; some have more lax standards about what charges they will allow.
If you are worried that a charge in your past will affect your ability to secure future employment, you may want to consider petitioning the court to expunge the charge. You do not have to live in North Carolina in order to do this, rather the process can be done completely over the phone and email with our office if you are eligible.
Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation. We will be able to advise you on whether you may be available to have your charges expunged from you record. Generally, if you are eligible, the process takes anywhere from six to nine months, but this varies county by county and can be longer or shorter. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the process and what needs done to have your charge expunged in North Carolina. Our office serves all counties and areas of North Carolina for expungements.