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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

New NC Criminal Laws Effective December 1, 2013

During the 2013 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a bundle of new laws and changed numerous laws already on the books. Since “ignorance of the law is not an excuse” (despite the overwhelming amount of laws and their complexity,) the Clifford Division has summarized most* of the new criminal laws and changes … Read More

The Expanding Availability of Expunctions in North Carolina

Recent changes in North Carolina expunction law have broadened the scope of expunctions available while simultaneously making expunction law more complicated. Due to the complexity of expunctions, you should hire a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the process. North Carolina now allows expunctions for, among others — 1. Certain dismissed misdemeanor and felony charges … Read More