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Durham Law | Durham Expungements | NC | Anissa N. Graham-Davis |

Graham-Davis Law Firm, PLLC

Phone: 919-908-1699   Fax: 919-887-6925



An expungement is when the record of a conviction or arrest is sealed and removed from one’s personal record. There are different requirements and prerequisites for an expungement depending on where you live and what type of crime you were arrested for/convicted of. If you have a criminal record it can be difficult to get a job, a loan, a mortgage, and other things that require a background check. If you have your record expunged, it will not show up on background checks. If a potential employer asks “Have you ever been arrested” on an application you can legally say “No” if your record has been expunged.

Depending on the crime you will need to wait a certain amount of time, complete certain programs/classes, have no additional arrests, and complete all terms of your conviction. The crime that you are seeking expungement for must also be considered not too serious. North Carolina will allow you to have a misdemeanor conviction expunged if it does NOT:

  • Involve any type of assault
  • Requre registering as a sex offender
  • Involve possession methamphetamines or heroin, or the sale and delivery of cocaine
  • Involve a hate crime
  • Rape
  • Involve the use of a commercial motor vehicle

This is a long and slow process.  The expumgement petition wil be reviewed by a judge then sent to the SBI for a thorough background check.  Then it will go back to the orginal court. If all goes well, the SBI will send notices to erase the records.  One should not expect this process to take less than a year. Although it is a slow process, we will periodically check on the status of the petition.

If you would like to clear your criminal record and get a “fresh start” call us today to learn how.

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