You must file documents with the clerk of court in the county where the
not guilty decision was made.
You must file one petition in each county.
More than one county. If you have
not guilty records in more than one county, you must file a petition in each county.
There is no deadline. You may file a petition at any time.
no filing fee for this petition.
You must complete and file
one petition. The form number is
AOC-CR-288. Use one petition form for all of your
not guilty records in one county.
If you need more room to list
more not guilty records in the same county, or you want to list
more arresting agencies, you must complete and file form
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.
Download the instructions for filling out these forms in the "Forms and Instructions" list below.
See the "Filing Instructions" list below for county-by-county instructions for filing your petition.
If you also have dismissed charge records, click here. For your convenience, you may wish to file a petition to expunge
not guiltydecision records at the same time that you file a petition to expunge
dismissed charge records.