Wake County Reentry and Expunction Resources
General Information about the expunction process
What is an expunction?
- View the statute (law) that describes the effects of expunctions
- View Statute 15A-151.5 (Prosecutor access to expunged files)
North Carolina also allows the expunction of certain records of juvenile delinquency, but that process is different from expunction of adult criminal charges and convictions. You can read more about juvenile expunction in the Juvenile Delinquency Help Topic.
What is the difference between an “expunction” and “expungement”?
Who is eligible for an expunction?
Who can help me obtain an expunction?
To contact Legal Aid, call 1-866-219-LANC. Some counties may allow you to file your own petition.
The table on the link lists the statutes that govern expunction, their titles (which describe briefly the kinds of cases eligible for expunction under that statute) and provides links to the Administrative Office of the Courts’ petition forms and instruction sheets for each type of expunction
This fair is open to all justice-involved individuals and their supporters!
If you have been involved with the criminal justice system in Wake County, there will be resources present to help connect you and your family to assistance and community service providers.
Additionally, volunteer lawyers will be present to explain North Carolina expunction law and also to screen attendees to determine whether they may be eligible to participate in a free expunction clinic in early 2019.
To be clear, no criminal records will be expunged on October 13, 2018; rather, a screening will be performed to determine whether attendees are eligible for the expunction clinic.
Community Partners from housing, employment, healthcare, and human services will be on site to help guests connect with services.
Legal services for the 2018-19 expungement screening represent volunteers from the following organizations:
- Wake County District Attorney’s Office
- Legal Aid of North Carolina
- NC Advocates for Justice
- NC Justice Center
- Wake County Bar Association
- Blanchard Community Law Clinic of Campbell Law School
- NC Pro Bono Resource Center
- Southern Coalition for Social Justice
- Wake County Public Defender’s Office
Our Wake County communities thank you for your dedication and service to social justice initiatives.
To register for an expungement screening you may do one of the following:
- Fill out and submit the form below
- Call Diana Powell from Justice Served at 919-594-9076
We also need volunteers and service providers to make this day a success!
If you are interested in an expungement screening, it may be helpful (but is not required) for you to obtain and review a copy of your criminal record prior to attending the event. You will need to be familiar with your record to answer screening questions. You can obtain a free copy of your criminal record in Room 1000 of the Wake County Justice Center located at 300 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601. You do not need to bring a copy of your record to the event.