Bill Helping More Clear Crime Records Heads to NC Governor

The North Carolina General Assembly recently finalized bipartisan legislation that will allow more people to get their criminal records cleared of lower-level criminal convictions and dismissed charges. The “Second Chance Act” was given unanimous approval by the Senate, building upon recent expunction laws that allow people who committed crimes due to youthful indiscretions to eliminate obstacles in background checks for employment, housing and other needs. The Act also automatically removes misdemeanor and felony charges that are dismissed or disposed as “not guilty” starting in July, among other highlights.

 

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