Hi, I'm a 20 year old college student (pre-law, ironically) who just had a possession of alcohol under 21 by 19/20 dismissed in November (in NC). I know that I can receive an expunction under G.S. 15A-146... the instructions I'll be referring to are at this link http://www.nccourts.org/Forms/Documents/909.pdf
and the actual form at

I understand that since I am filing because of a dismissal (G.S. 15A-146) I do not need the D.A.'s signature or affidavits. However I'm confused as to how I'm supposed to get a judges signature and what judges signature do I get? Basically I don't understand the process---
Is this form being sent back to me after every signature?
Do I have to appear for a hearing? -to me this doesn't make sense because the expunction is guaranteed for a dismissed case where the petitioner has never received a previous expunction--and I can't figure out if there is actually a hearing I go to or not?

If someone can just translate all of that for me I'd really appreciate it!
I want to get this going so I can ensure that the expunction has gone through before I apply to law schools...