What are we asking? We ask you to support the NC Second Chance Act. You can show your support by signing this petition to be shared with both the NC Conference of District Attorneys and the NC House of Representatives.
What would the Second Chance Act do? The Second Chance Act is a bipartisan “clean slate” bill that automatically expunges criminal charges that are dismissed or disposed “not guilty” after December 1, 2019, and allows individuals to petition for expungement of all nonviolent misdemeanor convictions after 5 years of good behavior. A person may also petition for expunction of all nonviolent felony convictions after 10 years of good behavior. The definitions of “nonviolent misdemeanor” and “nonviolent felony” are not changed by this bill. Expunged criminal records are not available to the public, but expunged dismissals and convictions can still be accessed by district attorneys and considered by courts for sentencing if the person re-offends.
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