Can I Have a Felony Expunged From my Record?

Is it possible to have a Felony expunged from my record in North Carolina?  The answer is… Yes!

There are several different factors which come into play when applying for a Felony expungement.  First you must know whether the felony charge resulted in a conviction or a dismissal, along with all other information associated with the case.  Second, you must make sure you have all of the necessary paperwork which will be filed with your petition, i.e., the required affidavits, and filing payment.

If you have a felony conviction on your record (and nothing else other than traffic tickets) the wait time is generally 15 years unless you were under 18 at the time of arrest.  There is a chance that the wait time will be lowered to ten years with a pending bill in the Legislature.

To the average person, this task will seem overwhelming.  However, here at The Law offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC, we possess a team willing and able to assist you.  All you must do is pick up the phone or send us an email, and we will handle the rest for you.

Our office is located in Cary, North Carolina and we handle expungements for the entire state of North Carolina.  You can reach our expungement lawyers at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation to learn whether or not you are eligible.  For more information we invite you to view our website at


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.