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I am up for a promotion at my job i have a felony from 25 yrs ago can i get that off my record

Asked on June 3, 2009 under Criminal Law, North Carolina

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Two types of people are eligible for a NC criminal expungement. The first group consists of persons convicted of a criminal misdemeanor while under the age of 18. The main requirement for eligibility for such a person is a clean record since the conviction (traffic violations do not count).

The second group of people who are eligible for a NC expungement are those individuals who were arrested or charged with a crime, but subsequently the criminal charges were dismissed, or the person was found not-guilty or not responsible in a court of law. To be eligible for an expungement under those circumstances a person must not have a prior expungement or any felony convictions.


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