Begin a Clean Start With Our Expungement Attorney in Greenville, NC
Once you have a record, it is always out there for people to find, correct? An expungement, or expunction, is a legal process that results in a person's record being either sealed or erased. You may be able to clear a criminal record with legal assistance from a reliable expungement attorney in Greenville, NC.
Our services include representing Eastern Carolina University students who have been arrested. If you have been charged, we are willing to consult with you about your options, keeping in mind that many students will seek an expunction before applying to graduate school or for a job. We encourage all college students (or anyone) facing charges to contact our law firm and let us guide you through the legal processes to minimize potential impacts.
Do I need an attorney for an expunction? No. However, as the Judicial Branch of North Carolina puts it, "an attorney can help you by assessing your eligibility, making sure you include all necessary documents, guiding you through the process, and representing you in a hearing if needed."
Removing Your Criminal Past
People have visited our office to tell about the difficulties they have experienced in landing a job or in gaining admission into graduate school because of their past criminal record. Often, this blight on their criminal record can be erased. The law governing expunctions can be overwhelming, but a qualified expungement attorney can easily assist you in the process and get your record expunged under a variety of circumstances. However, there are many exceptions about whether someone qualifies and most attorneys will readily know who does and who does not qualify for an expunction.
If you have been convicted of a non-violent misdemeanor or felony, you probably qualify for an expunction. However, there is a 5-year waiting period for misdemeanor convictions and a 10-year waiting period for felonies. If you have other convictions on your record, you may not be eligible for an expunction. However, another legal maneuver known as a Motion for Appropriate Relief (MAR) may put you in a position to get your conviction/s expunged.
Read and Learn
The website of the Judicial Branch of North Carolina gives you an overview of who qualifies and what steps you need to take in order to obtain an expungement for yourself. Take some time and read over what it takes for an expunction so you can feel and assess if you can do it yourself. However, if you do not feel comfortable in taking your record and future into your own hands, contact our law firm in Greenville, NC. We can make sure expungement is done expediently and correctly.