Hey everybody, Attorney Darlene Harris here and today I was thinking about expungements. A lot of people who have charges think that once the case is dismissed, or even if they’re convicted that after a while it just goes away and it won’t come up. Understand that even if your case was dismissed, it still comes up on your background check — that you were at least charged with it. So they’ll be able to see exactly what you were charged with. The only way to get rid of that is to file for something called an expungement. An expungement is a process where we file paperwork and testimony and affidavits, give that to the judge, and the judge decides if we can get that completely removed from your record so that even if a background search is done, it will not come up that you were charged with that crime. And I was thinking that now may be a good time to do that. Potentially, it may be a good time to do that since the courts are closed and the judges may have more time to review things and look at your file. And so, if you’re interested in finding out more about that process or whether or not you’re eligible, give me a call at (704) 313-8509 or check out the website.