Hundreds of Wake County residents to have their criminal records erased

After meeting with volunteers with N.C. Legal Aid, those seeking expungement got help from more than 30 private attorneys and trial lawyers with the Wake County Bar Association who helped them complete the expungement forms.

News Story (North Carolina)

Thomasi McDonald
News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
January 23, 2017

Tags: Criminal Justice, Criminal Records, Expungement / Record Sealing

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC)


“It was a huge collaborative effort between the bar association, public officials and the community,” Freeman said. “We managed to bring the courthouse to the community, and it’s been very rewarding to hear that we have restored some trust in the community.”

The forms will have to be verified by the State Bureau of Investigation and then shipped to the state Administrative Office of the Courts, where officials will double-check that the person has not received a previous expungement. Freeman said the process takes, on average, about six months.