Expunge Records Where Pardon of Innocence in Granted in North Carolina

15A-148.  Expunction of DNA records when charges are dismissed on appeal or pardon of innocence is granted.

Any person who has received an order by an appellate court reversing and dismissing a conviction of an offense for which a DNA analysis was done in accordance with Article 13 of Chapter 15A of the General Statutes, or upon receipt of a pardon of innocence with respect to any such offense, may file for expungement of the DNA record and samples.

  • When can I file this petition? A person may file the petition as soon as the charges are dismissed on appeal or a pardon of innocence has been granted.
  • Will other convictions affect me? No, other convictions will not affect an expungement under this statute.
  • Will a prior expungement affect me? No, a prior expungement will not prevent you from receiving another expungement under this statute.
  • Are there additional filing requirements? No, there are not additional filing requirements.
  • Is there a filing fee? No, there is no filing fee.

15A-149.  Expunction of records when pardon of innocence is granted.

Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony and received a pardon of innocence from the Governor may file for expungement of the charge.

  • When can I file this petition? A person may file the petition as soon as the pardon of innocence has been granted and filed in the court where they were convicted.
  • Will other convictions affect me? No, other convictions will not affect an expungement under this statute.
  • Will a prior expungement affect me? No, a prior expungement will not prevent you from receiving another expungement under this statute.
  • Are there additional filing requirements? No, there are not additional filing requirements.
  • Is there a filing fee? No, there is no filing fee.

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