Expungement Can Lead To A Clean Slate
At Burts Law, we understand that having a criminal arrest record in Charlotte or anywhere in North Carolina can cause long-lasting consequences for an individual in a wide variety of areas, ranging from difficulty finding employment to restrictions on possible living arrangement. Thus, many people who have been arrested for a crime yet never convicted may seek the expungement of their records in order to ensure that past mistakes do not continue to affect their lives.
Expunction is not a simple process to successfully undertake. From understanding under what circumstances an expunction is possible to undergo the process of suing each governmental agency that may have a record of the individual’s arrest, getting a criminal arrest record expunged can be frustrating and difficult for an individual person. As such, many people seek the assistance of a diligent lawyer to help them successfully obtain an expunction of their arrest records.
When Is Expungement An Option?
While expungement is only available in a limited number of circumstances, the most common situations where individuals are able to seek expunctions involve:
- Dismissed cases
- Successfully completed deferred prosecution
- Criminal adjudications that are 15 years old
- Certain drug convictions
Additionally, in those situations where an expunction of records is not an option, it may be possible to seek a certificate of relief.
We Can Help You Get A Fresh Start
If you are looking to have your criminal arrest record expunged, the representation of a dedicated and diligent attorney can be essential to a successful outcome. At Burts Law, we help our clients get their records expunged, and may be able to help you. Call today to discuss your situation and the legal options available to you.
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