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Dismissed Charge Records
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Dismissed Charge Records

 Expunging Dismissed Charge Records

Where

You must file documents with the clerk of court in the county where the charge was dismissed.

You must file one petition in each county.

If you have dismissed charge records in more than one county, you must file one petition in each county.

When

There is no deadline. You may file a petition at any time.

Documents

You must complete and file one petition. The form number is AOC-CR-287. Use one petition form for all of your dismissed charge records in one county.

If you need more room to list more dismissed charge records in the same county, or you want to list more arresting agencies, you must complete and file form AOC-CR-285.

You can download the forms from the NC Courts website using the links in the "Forms and Instructions" list below. You may also get free forms at the clerk of court's office in any county.

Instructions

Download or print the instructions for each county. See the "Forms and Instructions" list below.

Fee

There is no fee to file this petition unless a charge was dismissed due to a deferred prosecution agreement or due to a conditional discharge and dismissal agreement. Please see the information for each county. You may ask for permission not to pay the fee. Please see the information about that in the instructions.

Not Guilty Decision Records

If you also have not guilty decision records, click here. For your convenience, you may wish to file a petition to expunge not guilty decision records at the same time that you file a petition to expunge dismissed charge records.

Document
  
AOC-CR-287
AOC-CR-285
AOC-G-106
AOC-CV-226
AOC-CR-226
  
  
  
Alamance County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfAlamance County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018431 KB
Alexander County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfAlexander County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018408 KB
Alleghany County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfAlleghany County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018424 KB
Anson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfAnson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018424 KB
Ashe County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfAshe County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018424 KB
Avery County Pro Se Expunction Instructions  2018.pdfAvery County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018425 KB
Beaufort County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfBeaufort County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Bertie County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfBertie County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Bladen County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfBladen County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018428 KB
Brunswick County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfBrunswick County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018420 KB
Buncombe County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfBuncombe County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018425 KB
Burke County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfBurke County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018428 KB
Cabarrus County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCabarrus County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Caldwell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCaldwell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018423 KB
Camden County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCamden County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018426 KB
Carteret County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCarteret County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018425 KB
Caswell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCaswell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018426 KB
Catawba County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCatawba County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Chatham County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfChatham County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Cherokee County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCherokee County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018423 KB
Chowan County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfChowan County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018424 KB
Clay County Pro Se Expunction Instructions  2018.pdfClay County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018408 KB
Cleveland County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCleveland County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Columbus County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfColumbus County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018425 KB
Craven County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCraven County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018425 KB
Cumberland County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCumberland County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018426 KB
Currituck County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfCurrituck County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018426 KB
Dare County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfDare County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018330 KB
Davidson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfDavidson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018408 KB
Davie County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfDavie County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018425 KB
Duplin County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfDuplin County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Durham County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfDurham County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018431 KB
Edgecombe County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfEdgecombe County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Forsyth County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfForsyth County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Franklin County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfFranklin County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018426 KB
Gaston County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfGaston County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018429 KB
Gates County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfGates County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018420 KB
Graham County Pro Se Expunction Instructions  2018.pdfGraham County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018424 KB
Granville County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfGranville County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018423 KB
Greene County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfGreene County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018426 KB
Halifax County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfHalifax County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018428 KB
Harnett County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfHarnett County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 20182570 KB
Haywood County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfHaywood County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018423 KB
Henderson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions  2018.pdfHenderson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018427 KB
Hertford County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfHertford County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Hoke County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfHoke County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018429 KB
Hyde County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfHyde County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018429 KB
Iredell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfIredell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018426 KB
Jackson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfJackson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018424 KB
Johnston County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfJohnston County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Jones County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfJones County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Lee County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfLee County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018405 KB
Lenoir County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfLenoir County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018423 KB
Lincoln County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfLincoln County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018425 KB
Macon County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfMacon County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Madison County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfMadison County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Martin County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfMartin County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
McDowell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfMcDowell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Mecklenburg County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfMecklenburg County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018459 KB
Mitchell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfMitchell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Montgomery County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfMontgomery County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018425 KB
Moore County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfMoore County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018427 KB
Nash County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfNash County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
New Hanover County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfNew Hanover County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Northampton County DRAFT Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfNorthampton County DRAFT Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Onslow County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfOnslow County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018405 KB
Orange County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfOrange County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018408 KB
Pamlico County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfPamlico County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Pasquotank County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfPasquotank County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Pender County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfPender County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018427 KB
Perquimans County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfPerquimans County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Person County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfPerson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Pitt County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfPitt County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Polk County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfPolk County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Randolph County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfRandolph County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Richmond County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfRichmond County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018426 KB
Robeson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfRobeson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Rockingham County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfRockingham County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018423 KB
Rowan County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfRowan County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Rutherford County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018 .pdfRutherford County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018 425 KB
Sampson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfSampson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Scotland County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfScotland County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018405 KB
Stanly County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfStanly County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Stokes County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfStokes County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Surry County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018 .pdfSurry County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018 406 KB
Swain County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018 .pdfSwain County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018 407 KB
Transylvania County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfTransylvania County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018422 KB
Tyrrell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfTyrrell County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018331 KB
Union County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfUnion County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Vance County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfVance County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018407 KB
Wake County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfWake County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018405 KB
Warren County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfWarren County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018406 KB
Washington County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfWashington County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018331 KB
Watauga County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfWatauga County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018405 KB
Wayne County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018 .pdfWayne County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018 404 KB
Wilkes County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfWilkes County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018404 KB
Wilson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfWilson County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018404 KB
Yadkin County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfYadkin County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018330 KB
Yancey County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018.pdfYancey County Pro Se Expunction Instructions 2018404 KB