Do you need a criminal charge expunged in Lexington, Virginia?

Under Virginia law, you can get certain charges permanently wiped from your criminal record if you were found not guilty, or if the charge was taken under advisement and dismissed by the prosecutor. Some of these charges include:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Public Intoxication

Not everyone qualifies for expungement. First, you have to show that the charge was “otherwise dismissed,” meaning that you did not plead guilty and the court did not make a finding of guilt. Second, you have to show that keeping the charge on your record would be a manifest injustice.

A Lexington expungement lawyer can help you with the six-step process to getting a criminal charge expunged in Virginia. When you contact an attorney, you will find out if you qualify and begin preparing a petition to file with the court in Rockbridge County / Lexington.

Many students from Washington and Lee University, Virginia Military Institute, and other area schools, can benefit from expungement before applying for a job or graduate school. It is imperative that you exercise your rights under Virginia law to apply for expungement – and clean up your record – if you qualify.

In order to get started, contact an expungement lawyer in Lexington, Virginia, for more information about getting a criminal record permanently expunged.