If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Wake County, North Carolina your number one concern may be whether or not you have to serve any time in jail or prison. A conviction itself, however, whether or not you are sentenced to any time in jail or prison, can come with a variety of unpleasant consequences. One of these consequences you may be concerned with is whether or not your case will become a part of your criminal record in Wake County, North Carolina.
Even if your case is dismissed or dropped today (or perhaps a not guilty verdict) thanks to a great criminal defense lawyer the record of your dismissed arrest or citation will be on your record forever unless it is expunged. As an example: If you are charged with assault in Wake County and the victim does not show up (or changes his story) and your case is dismissed there will be a record visible to anyone that shows you were charged with Assault and the case was dismissed. Any employer will certainly have serious questions about your prospective employment if they see that you were charged with assault.
A criminal conviction can negatively impact your ability to become approved for loans, apply for housing, or get the job you want. In North Carolina, you may be able eligible to have your criminal record expunged. In order to get your record expunged you will need to provide certain information about your criminal case to your attorney who will handle the expungement petition for you.
If your conviction is successfully expunged you may be able to answer “no” in many situations when asked if you have ever been convicted of a criminal offense.
Contact the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel today at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation to discuss an expungement of your criminal record. Our office is located in Cary, North Carolina. You can also speak with an expungement lawyer by e-mailing Wiley Nickel at email@example.com any time.
Expungement Attorney Wiley Nickel helps people throughout Wake County, North Carolina and handles criminal and traffic offenses arising out of the following cities: Morrisville, New Hope, Apex, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rolesville, Holly Springs, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Wendell, Fuquay-Varina and Zebulon.