Expungement of Gang Offenses in North Carolina

NCGS § 15A-145.1.  Expungement of certain gang offenses for first offenders under 18 at the time of conviction.

Any person who is guilty of (1) a Class H felony under Article 13A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes or (2) an enhanced offense under G.S. 14-50.22, or has been discharged and had the proceedings against the person dismissed pursuant to G.S. 14-50.29, and the offense was committed before they turned 18, may file for expungement of the charge.

  • When can I file this petition? A person must wait to file this expungement until the later of (1) two years after the date of the conviction, or (2) the completion of any probation.
  • Will other convictions affect me? A person must not have any other convictions (other than minor traffic violations).
  • Will a prior expungement affect me? No, a prior expungement will not prevent you from getting another expungement under this statute.
  • Are there additional filing requirements? Yes, there are a few affidavits that must be filed with expungement petition.
  • Is there a filing fee? Yes, there is a $175 filing fee.