Clearing Criminal Records in North Carolina
A criminal record can have a big impact on your ability to get a job. Even a crime that may seem minor, such as drug possession or using of a Fake ID, can cause an employer to pass you up in favor of someone with a clean record.
The question is: "Can I clear my record?"
For many people, the answer is yes. Greenville attorney Mark A. Ward is there to help you. With more than 20 years of experience on my side, I know how to seek expungements to clear criminal records for people in Greenville and throughout North Carolina, including college students at East Carolina University and Pitt Community College. I am available for free consultations. Call me at 252-752-7529 or send me an e-mail.
Who is Eligible for Expungement?
Expungement can benefit many people who have been convicted of crimes or who have been accused of crimes. For example, most first offense drug convictions can be removed through this process. Even if an arrest did not lead to a conviction, there may still be a record of the arrest that looks bad to potential employers. Expungement can remove not-guilty verdicts and dismissed cases.
Following Through on Expungements
When an expungement is successful, your record will come up clean when an employer does a background check. When an employer asks you whether you have ever been convicted or charged with a crime, you can answer no.
Expungements do not simply seal criminal records. They require that all records of the crime be destroyed. I take great care to see that this happens by following through with the clerks and government agencies that are responsible for implementing a judge's expungement order. As your lawyer, I will make sure the expungement order is followed.
Call my firm's 24 hour message line at 252-752-7529 or send me an e-mail to schedule your free consultation.