Will my Dismissed Charge Show Up on my North Carolina Criminal Record?

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in North Carolina, your number one concern may be the outcome of your case. Will you be convicted? Or will your case be dismissed? A conviction can come with a variety of unpleasant consequences, but should you have concerns if your case is dismissed?

Even if your case is dismissed or dropped today the record of your dismissed arrest or citation will be on your record forever unless it is expunged.  

For example: If you are charged with assault and the victim does not show up, your case could likely be dismissed in court. There will still be a record showing that you were charged with this offense.

This record will be visible to anyone!   

Any employer will certainly have serious questions about your prospective employment if they see that you were charged with assault. Even though it will appear on the record as dismissed.

A charge on your criminal record can negatively impact your ability to become approved for loans, apply for housing, or get the job you want.

If the charges on your record in the state of North Carolina were dismissed, 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.

Contact the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel today at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation to discuss an expungement of your criminal record.


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.