A recent change in North Carolina law has restricted who is eligible for expunctions of convictions older than 15 years. If you were convicted of DWI over 15 years ago, you have until December 1, 2015 to file your petition to have that conviction expunged from your criminal record. Any petitions for DWI expunctions filed after that date will not be granted, and any DWI convictions less than 15 years old will not be eligible for expunction.
Recently the General Assembly has focused its efforts on punishing DWI offenders, so do not expect this change to be repealed anytime soon. Any DWI convictions not addressed by that date will theoretically never be eligible for expunction. Therefore, if you want an old DWI conviction expunged or if you aren’t sure if you qualify, contact our office and set up a free consultation with me to have your case evaluated. Keep in mind that the petition must be FILED by December 1, 2015, and the petition takes time to complete and certain documentation must be attached to it at the time of filing. We’re open Monday through Friday, 8:30a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Don’t delay! Expunge today!