Expungement of Dismissed/Not Guilty findings

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This guide offers the inside scoop on the expungement of charge(s) that were either dismissed or that you were tried on and found not guilty of.

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Expungement of Records when charges are dismissed or you're found Not Guilty

In order to apply for an expungement of a misdemeanor, felony or the infraction "Purchase, Possession, or Consumption by 19 or 20-Year Old" that was either dismissed or you were found Not Guilty of you need to meet the following criteria: 1) Not have had an expungement before; 2) Not be a convicted felon

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How many charged offenses that resulted in a dismissal or Not Guilty finding may be expunged at one time?

Multiple offenses that resulted in a dismissal or Not Guilty / Not Responsible finding may be expunged from your record via one petition for expungement provided the charged offenses occurred within a 12-month period of time of each other or resulted in a Not Guilty verdict or dismissal during the same session of court.

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Fees

Unless the offense/ charges you desire to have expunged were dismissed pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement--your petition will cost you ZERO dollars. If you are expunging a charge/offense that was dismissed pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement, then you must pay $175 to the Clerk of Superior Court at the time the expungement petition is filed.

Additional Resources

Visit: www.raushanahrodgerslaw.com for more write-ups on expungement options.

Infraction Statute for G.S.18B-302(i)

Expungement Statute for Dismissals or Not Guilty Findings

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