Frankly, credit reports and criminal records can make or break you in today’s society. Fortunately, most credit reports can be salvaged and repaired.   North Carolina Law affords some relief for less than perfect criminal records, such as an expungement or a motion for appropriate relief.

The Difference

Sara and Kate, both 19 years old, were charged with Larceny for taking an Xbox from Wal-Mart in Chowan County.   Sara retained a qualified criminal defense attorney, and Kate decided to represent herself.  Before trial, Sara’s attorney was able to arrange repayment to Wal-Mart, and her case was dismissed. Kate plead guilty to Larceny and was sentenced to supervised probation for one year, and was ordered to pay restitution for the Xbox. While Sara has no criminal record, Kate will not be eligible for an expungement for 10 years.

A qualified criminal defense attorney understands the importance of pretrial mitigation and protecting your criminal record.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, contact a qualified criminal defense attorney in your state.