A charge that resulted in a conviction may be eligible for expunction if it was considered a “nonviolent” misdemeanor or felony. Keep in mind, not all “nonviolent” convictions are eligible.

Misdemeanors

For a single misdemeanor that is eligible for expungement, an individual must wait 5 years after the date of the conviction or when any active sentence, period of probation, or post-release supervision has been served, whichever occurs later. For multiple misdemeanors, the waiting period is 7 years. Along with the required wait time, the individual must complete specific requirements that are set out by the courts. To find out if you are eligible for a post-conviction expungement, call 919-335-5291 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Felonies

For expunction of one nonviolent Felony, an individual must wait 10 years after the date of the conviction or after any active sentence, period of probation, or post-release supervision has been served whichever occurs later. A person previously granted this type of expunction is not eligible for another expungement of this type for any offense committed after the date of the previous order for expunction. Along with the required wait time, the individual must complete specific requirements that are set out by the courts. To find out if you are eligible for a post-conviction expungement, call 919-335-5291 for a FREE CONSULTATION.