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Expunction of Criminal Records

We understand how a criminal record can affect your life in a negative way. The impact of a criminal conviction lasts long after you pay your fine, serve your sentence, or otherwise pay your debt to society. Even if your case was dismissed or you were found not guilty, it may still be on your record and can affect your efforts to effectively move forward with your life.

A criminal record can make it more difficult to find a job, rent an apartment, secure a loan, posses a firearm or even volunteer at your child’s school.

We understand that sometimes good people make mistakes and should not have to pay for those mistakes for the rest of their lives. Depending on the situation or circumstances, you may be eligible for an expungement of your criminal record.

Let us help you clean-up your good name

Generally, an expungement is the process to “remove from general view” the record of a charge or conviction. When an expungement is granted, the person whose record is expunged may, for most purposes, treat the event as if it never occurred. If you are eligible, Attorney Lila E. Washington can guide you through the expungement process.

Under North Carolina law, many misdemeanor convictions and certain non-violent felony convictions may qualify for an expungement. The process can be complex and very time consuming. It is helpful to have an experienced attorney to work on your behalf. When you consult with our firm, you can expect our team to answer your questions regarding the expungement process.

Contact us today to discuss your circumstances and to determine whether you qualify for an expungement at (910) 433-2171.