An expunction is an order entered by the Court which removes all information from a criminal record. The effect of an expunction is simple; the criminal record/event that is connected to your name no longer exists. You are allowed, even under oath, to deny that you were arrested, charged, or tried if the record has been expunged. In 2012 North Carolina changed the general statues regarding expunction and the new statute now includes nine (9) types of expunction. It is important to contact an attorney experienced in expunction law to see if you qualify for an expunction.