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North Carolina Expands Ability to Expunge Old Felony Convictions

Don’t let your criminal record deprive you of opportunities. The legislature has expanded your chances to expunge older convictions of “nonviolent” felonies. You can now expunge two or three “nonviolent” felony convictions after 20 years. The 20 year waiting period begins on the date of the most recent conviction or the date of completion of … Read More

N.C. “Second Chance Act” Gets Closer to Passing

UPDATED 6/18/2020 – Final language appears to be much better and there are now some great changes in here. Senate and House have passed the final version and it is heading to the Governor’s desk. Our blog post has been updated to reflect the final language. ———- There have not been many big changes in … Read More

HUGE changes to NC Expunction Laws Give New Hope to Countless Thousands of North Carolinians

Effective December 1, 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly has implemented the broadest and possibly most important changes to existing North Carolina expunction laws to date. Senate Bill 445 passed the North Carolina Senate by a 47-2 vote and the House by a 103-2 vote. This bill contains numerous changes, but there are two MASSIVE … Read More

North Carolina Criminal Law Updates for December 1, 2014

Effective December 1st, a new batch of criminal laws will go into effect in North Carolina. Robert Farb and the North Carolina School of Government have provided a good summary of the new laws and changes to existing laws which you can access here: . There are two changes to the law that are … Read More

Fair Amusement Ride Operator Denied Bail Reduction

On October 27, 2013, a Wake County judge refused to reduce the bail of a man charged with injuring five people and tampering with an amusement park ride.  Prosecutors allege that Timothy Tutterrow, 46, of Quitman, Georgia altered the safety systems on The Vortex, a popular ride at the recently closed North Carolina State Fair. … Read More