New Changes to North Carolina Expungement Law

The Legislature amended G.S. 15A-145.5 (expunction of certain misdemeanors and felonies; no age limitation) and adds to the list of offenses that are not considered a "nonviolent misdemeanor" or "nonviolent felont": felony breaking or entering, breaking or entering with intent to terrorize, breakning or entering motor vehicle and any offense that is an attempt to commit an offense described in G.S. 15A-145.5(a) (1) through (8). This change applies to petitions filed before that date are not affected by the change.

So the Legislature has just eliminated Felony Breaking & Entering and a few variations from the list of crimes that are eligible for an expungement after 15 years have passed and nothing else on your record.

If you are interested in an expungement please contact North Carolina expungement lawyer Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.

Many people are eligible for an expungement and may not know that the Legislature has a mechanism whereby they can remove a criminal conviction from their record. The 15 year expungement described above applies to people convicted of a non-violent low level felony or misdemeanor... and that one conviction is the only thing on their record. If that generally applies to your conviction, you may be eligible for an expungement of that old North Carolina conviction.


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.