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Do Expunged Records Show up on Background Checks?

The record expungement process exists to help individuals overcome their past mistakes. A criminal record can interfere with employment opportunities, present a roadblock when an individual needs financial aid or financing, and even limit housing options. Employers typically perform background checks on all employment applicants, and it is vital f...
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How Many Expungements Can You Get in NC?

Expungement is the process of removing a criminal charge from an individual’s record and sealing or destroying the public record of the arrest, charge, and/or conviction. A criminal record can present a major roadblock to a person trying to find financial aid, employment, or enlist in military service. Expungement can essentially remove this...
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Is Sexting Illegal in North Carolina?

“Sexting” is the transmission of sexually explicit text messages, usually containing nude photographs of the participants in the conversation. While adults are free in some states to take sexually explicit photographs of themselves and share them with other willing adults, they must be very careful about the ages of the recipients of sexually e...
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What Is the Legal Age of Consent in North Carolina?

Sometimes relationships develop between individuals around the age of majority (18), but both people in the relationship may not be over the age of 18. It is vital for everyone to know the actual ages of their sexual partners to avoid incurring statutory rape charges. Sex with a minor under the age of consent, regardless of the minor’s willingnes...
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What Is a SCRAM Bracelet?

Several states are taking a new step to prevent driving while intoxicated (DWI) – SCRAM bracelets. SCRAM stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring. Defendants wear SCRAM bracelets on their ankle, similar to a house arrest bracelet. They continuously analyze the wearer’s sweat for traces of alcohol during parole or probation. If you...
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