This was a guilty plea entered for a misdemeanor and granted PJC, which was not to go against the record. The charge shows up in background checks. In NC how does this comply within the FTC guidelines as far as the 7 year rule? Also, I'm confused at the laws surrounding those granted PJC's in NC. Where does this ruling sit amongst expungement laws? If a person is given a PJC when does it go away...if it goes away.
I would think after 8 years the charges would have been dismissed by now and not still be sitting there per say or sealed if the judge gives the individual a second chance.
Let me know...
Although a PJC suspends judgement it is still a conviction. To have the charge expunged the case would need to be reopened and diamissed.
A PJC is a conviction and will be on your record forever. The only way to get it off of your record would be to get an expunction. Best of luck!
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A PJC is entered by a judge that essentially continues judgement. However, it is still a conviction and will show up on a background check. You could request an attorney to file a MAR that attempts to re-open the case and have the charge dismissed. Then you could have it expunged. Good Luck.
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