How much would it cost to get my record expunged?

Question Details:I'am under the age of 18 and have been charged with an misdemeanor crime how would get my record expunged? And how much would it cost?

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Damon Chetson | The Chetson Firm, PLLC Answered 5 years ago This Raleigh, NC attorney is licensed in North Carolina

Most likely $125, plus if you pay an attorney to do it for you whatever that costs:

§ 15A‑145. A person who files a petition for expunction of a criminal record under this section must pay the clerk of superior court a fee of one hundred twenty‑five dollars ($125.00) at the time the petition is filed. Fees collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the General Fund. This subsection does not apply to petitions filed by an indigent.

M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar | FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney Answered 5 years ago

Although I do not practice law in the State of North Carolina, here are my initial impressions.  The general rule is that you cannot pay for a record to be expunged.  There is no fee associated with it that takes care of the entire process.  However, since you state that you have been charged with a crime, it is possible that you can prevent yourself from getting a record if you can resolve this pending charge favorably.  I suggest that you spend your money on an attorney in the interest of keeping your record clean.  Good luck.

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