Do you need a charge expunged from your permanent record?
Here is a brief summary of the kinds of charges eligible for expungement by a Virginia court. Contact a Virginia attorney for more information to find out if you qualify.
Under Virginia Code Section 19.2-392.2, a person can get a criminal charge expunged if the person:
1. Is acquitted, or
2. A nolle prosequi is taken or the charge is otherwise dismissed, including dismissal by accord and satisfaction pursuant to § 19.2-151, he may file a petition setting forth the relevant facts and requesting expungement of the police records and the court records relating to the charge.
Therefore, Virginia allows you to get a charge expunged if you were found not guilty or the prosecutor voluntarily dismissed the charge or the charge was otherwise dismissed.
When you are eligible for expungement, you can file a petition with the court requesting permanent deletion of your criminal record. The record will be wiped clean so that it never shows up on a background check. The police and court records are removed from public access.
Contact a Virginia Expungement Lawyer
You should speak with an attorney to see if you qualify for expungement.
Whether you are eligible for expungement depends on the charges and the underlying criminal proceeding. An experienced Virginia criminal expungement lawyer can review your case and help you determine if you qualify.