Collateral Consequences Assessment Tool (C-CAT)

Access the Collateral Consequences Assessment Tool (C-CAT) at no charge 

Redeveloped and relaunched in May 2022, the Collateral Consequences Assessment Tool (C-CAT) is a free resource that fills a gap in information about the consequences of a criminal conviction. North Carolina statutes and regulations require or authorize a wide array of collateral consequences and civil disabilities when a person is convicted of a crime. C-CAT centralizes the collateral consequences imposed under North Carolina law and helps attorneys, other professionals, and affected individuals have a fuller understanding of the potential impact of a criminal conviction.

To access C-CAT at no charge, go to You will also find other resources there related to collateral consequences, including papers on sex offender registration and monitoring and obtaining relief from a criminal conviction.

C-CAT does not purport to provide specific legal advice in individual cases. Users should refer to relevant sections of the North Carolina General Statutes and consult a qualified attorney as necessary.

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