Having worked in the criminal justice system for years, I’ve seen firsthand the impact that a criminal record can have on a person’s life. Luckily there are solutions to help you move past your record. Expunction or expungement is the process by which criminal records are destroyed or sealed.
Helping You Move Past the Past — Expunction Strategies to Wipe Your Record
I am Gregory M. Byrd, Attorney at Law, and I assist individuals seeking an expunction of their criminal record. I will sit down with you and review your case and the situation the conviction has put you in. I will provide you with a clear and realistic understanding of your options and the expectations you can have.
From there, I will assist in filing the appropriate motions and petitions, starting the process of getting your record expunged of criminal charges.
Allowing Expunctions for Felony Convictions
Effective for petitions filed on or after Dec. 1, 2012, this act creates a new type of expunction. New G.S. 15A-145.5 authorizes expunction of “nonviolent” misdemeanors and felonies, defined by the offenses that are not considered to be “nonviolent.” Excluded from the “nonviolent” category is class A through class G felonies and class A1 misdemeanors, offenses that include assault as an essential element, offenses requiring registration as a sex offender, certain drug offenses and other listed offenses in new G.S. 15A-145.5(as).