How Many Expungements Can I have in North Carolina?

NC Expungement Lawyer Advice

In December of 2017, Governor Roy Cooper signed a new expungement law that allows offenders to have an unlimited dismissed and not guilty charges expunged from their record. However, the bill did not change how many conviction expungements you can have. Most dismissed and not guilty charges will be eligible for an expungement unless you have a felony conviction on your record. Although you can have multiple dismissed and not guilty charges expunged from your record, you cannot have multiple convictions expunged.

Felony Conviction Expungement

Generally, you are allowed to have one non-violent felony conviction expunged from your record. There is usually a 10 year wait period from the date of your conviction or the end of your probation, whichever is later.  You cannot have any other convictions on your record in order to be eligible to have a felony conviction expunged.

Misdemeanor Conviction Expungement

Generally, you are allowed to have one non-violent misdemeanor conviction expunged from your record. There is usually a 5 year wait period from the date of your conviction or the end of your probation, whichever is later. You cannot have any other convictions on your record in order to be eligible to have a misdemeanor conviction expunged.

 List of Misdemeanor Convictions NOT eligible for most people.

The following list are examples of misdemeanor charges that if you are convicted, will NOT be eligible for an expungement from your record:

  • Simple Assault

  • Assault on a Female

  • Child Abuse

  • Violation of a Protective Order

  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon

  • Sexual Battery

  • Stalking

  • Secret Peeping

  • Assault on a Government Official

  • Assault by Pointing a Gun

 List of Felony Convictions NOT eligible for most people.

The following list are examples of felony charges that if you are convicted, will NOT be eligible for an expungement from your record:

  • Identity Theft

  • Felony Child Abuse

  • Breaking or Entering (if over the age of 18)

  • Common Law Robbery

  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury

  • Indecent Liberties with a Child

  • Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

  • Possession of Firearm by Felon

  • Second Degree Arson

  • Manslaughter

Each case is different and there are different rules if you received a conviction as a minor or under the age of 22. If you have questions about getting a charge expunged contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation. Our North Carolina Expungement Lawyers will answer your questions and let you know if we can expunge your criminal record for you.

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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.