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DWI Convictions No Longer Eligible for Expunction Effective December 1, 2015

Effective December 1, 2015, DWI convictions will no longer be eligible for expunction in North Carolina. This applies to any new petitions as well as those petitions which are still pending as of December 1. Dismissed or not guilty DWI charges will still be eligible for expunction pursuant to 15A-146. This is the result of House Bill 273 which was signed into law by the Governor on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

If you were convicted of a DWI and believe you might otherwise be eligible to expunge this offense, NOW is the time to move on it. In order to have any chance of expunging a DWI conviction prior to the December 1 cut-off date, the process needs to be started prior the end of July!

The attorneys at the Clifford Division of Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, LLP are extremely knowledgeable of North Carolina’s expunction laws and the local process for accomplishing expunctions. If you need an expunction of a DWI conviction before this cut-off date or otherwise need an expunction, call us today – 336-574-2788. Make sure you let us know if you have a potential DWI conviction to be expunged as time is of the essence!

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