Senate Bill 570 – Expungement

The Proposed Committee Substitute (PCS) for Senate Bill 570 is supported by the NC Conference of District Attorneys, the NC Second Chance Alliance, and the NC Justice Center. It is intended to enhance community safety and restore opportunities for productive citizenship to North Carolinians with certain criminal records. The PCS provides district attorneys and law enforcement access to certain expunged criminal records, allows certain expunged convictions to be factored as prior records when persons reoffend, reduces the wait times for expunctions of first-time nonviolent offenses, and provides for expunction of all charges not resulting in convictions. These reforms will bring NC in line with the regimes of several southern states.

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