This is still a valuable opportunity that everyone should be aware. Expungement means the conviction is completely erased from the record that might come in handy during the next job interview. Previously, such convictions followed you for life.
Still, this is just a one time thing and is probably as close to a “clean slate” card as the state is ever going to allow. If you or someone you know has been convicted of DWI and it has been more than fifteen years, then a reputable Raleigh DWI lawyer can help you get back on track.