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New law allows for expunctions

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A law takes effect today that allows for expunctions of first-time nonviolent misdemeanor and low-level felony convictions, according to the N.C. Justice Center.

Expunction can be sought 15 years after convicts complete their sentence, according to the advocacy group. The individual must have no other convictions for felonies or misdemeanors other than traffic violations.


House Bill 1023, signed by the governor on July 16, is the first to provide general expungement opportunities to individuals convicted as adults.

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