Expunging a Conviction in Virginia

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How do I Expunge a Conviction in Viginia?

Expunging a conviction means that the crime is purged from the record and legally it is as if it never existed. Expunged convictions allow a person to legally state that a record does not exist if questioned about it.

In the state of Virginia, expungement for a conviction may be obtained under the following circumstances:

However, please note that even if a conviction has been expunged, information regarding the records can still be obtained in the following situations:

Persons who wish to have a criminal conviction expunged my petition directly in person or by mail through the County Circuit Court system of Virginia. A petition involves a filing and services fees, as well as submission of important documents. Such documents may include multiple copies of the form “Petition for Expungement of Record” and a certified copy of the charges involved in the request.

Do I need a lawyer to expunge a conviction in Virginia?

Perhaps - many Viginia Criminal lawyers are experienced in obtaining expungement. Submit your situation to LegalMatch and find out if you have what it takes to clear your record.

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Last Modified: 12-23-2013 10:07 AM PST

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