Burlington teen awarded settlement in wrongful arrest suit

Posted on April 22nd, 2010 No Comments

The city of Burlington, NC, has agreed to pay $25,000 to a 18-year-old high school student who was wrongfully arrested in front of his class on his school campus.

Police took the teenager into custody and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon and financial card theft. It turned out that someone with the same last name as the teenager had been charged with the offense and police had mistaken him for that suspect.

Despite this settlement, the teenager is still fighting to have the charge expunged from his record. North Carolina law allows one expungement per person in a lifetime.

It is ridiculous that this young man is having such difficulty getting a wrongful charge expunged from his record. If you or someone you know is in the same position and are looking for legal counsel in the area of expungement law, contact Dallas expungement attorney Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 today to discuss your legal options.

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