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Restoration of Rights & Expungement: North Carolina SB 445 Expunction

Restoration of Rights & Expungement: North Carolina SB 445 Expunction Can a North Carolina SB 445 Expunction Clear Your Name? A bill that would change the way expunctions are granted has passed the North Carolina General Assembly and is on Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. The North Carolina SB 445 expunction bill reduces the wait time for expunction of a first-time nonviolent misdemeanor or felony conviction from 15 years to five years for a misdemeanor conviction and 10 years for a felony conviction. The existence of a criminal record can make it difficult for...

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