Expungement Services 

Julian Doby – Begin Anew with Expungement Services Southport, Brunswick County, NC

Begin Anew with Expungement Services by Julian Doby

A criminal record can significantly hinder your personal and professional life, affecting everything from job prospects to housing applications. Julian Doby offers expungement services in Southport, Wilmington, Brunswick County, and surrounding areas, bringing over 26 years of experience to help clients clear eligible criminal records and reclaim their futures.

Understanding Expungement

Expungement is the legal process of erasing a conviction or arrest from a person’s criminal record, thus eliminating many of the long-term consequences associated with past mistakes. In North Carolina, the laws governing expungement are specific, and Julian Doby can guide you through determining if your case qualifies for this crucial relief.

Eligibility for Expungement in North Carolina

Expungement eligibility varies based on several factors, including the nature of the offense, the individual’s age at the time of the offense, and the time elapsed since the charge or conviction. Julian Doby assists clients from Southport to Wilmington with cases that may qualify for expungement, including:

  • First-time Offenses: Especially non-violent misdemeanors or felonies for those with no prior convictions.
  • Juvenile Records: Offenses committed under the age of 18.
  • Dismissed Charges or Acquittals: Including cases where charges were dropped or the individual was found not guilty.
  • Drug Offenses: Certain types that are particularly eligible for younger offenders.

Step-by-Step Expungement Process

  • Julian Doby streamlines the expungement process for his clients across the coastal regions of North Carolina by:

    • Initial Consultation: Conducting a thorough review of the criminal record and providing a detailed assessment of expungement eligibility.
    • Filing the Petition: Preparing and submitting all necessary legal documents to the appropriate courts in counties like Brunswick, New Hanover (Wilmington), and beyond.
    • Court Representation: Advocating for you in court, if required, to argue for the expungement of your record.
    • Database Updates: Ensuring that all public records and databases reflect the changes once the expungement is granted.

    Life After Expungement

    The benefits of successfully obtaining an expungement extend far beyond the legal realm, offering substantial life improvements such as:

    • Enhanced Employment Prospects: Clearing a criminal record can open up job opportunities that were previously inaccessible due to background checks.
    • Improved Access to Loans and Housing: Without the shadow of a criminal record, securing loans and approval for housing becomes much easier.
    • Educational Opportunities: Expungement restores eligibility for certain educational grants and scholarships that are not available to individuals with a criminal record.

  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long must I wait before I can apply for an expungement in North Carolina?

The waiting period depends on the type of offense and can range from immediately for dismissed cases to several years for misdemeanors and felonies.

Can expungement help me with employment in cities like Wilmington and Southport?

Yes, an expungement can significantly improve your employment prospects throughout North Carolina, as it removes barriers that might prevent employers from hiring you based on your criminal record.

What types of crimes are typically eligible for expungement in NC?

In North Carolina, certain misdemeanors, non-violent felonies, drug offenses, and cases resulting in dismissal or acquittal are eligible for expungement. Specific criteria apply, and Julian Doby can help clarify these based on your situation.


Southport, NC Office

(910) 380-0294

Graham, NC Office

(336) 221-8900