A criminal charge can follow you indefinitely, affecting your ability to get a job, secure an apartment and even obtain higher education. At Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C., we are committed to helping people get their criminal records expunged or sealed so that they can work toward improving their lives.
To have your criminal record expunged, you must file a petition with the court where the charges originated. You may petition for an expungement if you were found not guilty of an offense or if your case was never prosecuted. In Virginia, convictions can be expunged only if a pardon is given. Generally, expungement is unavailable for charges of:
We will carefully evaluate the details of your criminal record to determine whether or not you have a chance of receiving an expungement.
We are skilled at providing legal support in petitions for:
Expungement does not permanently delete your criminal record, but it prevents those records from being viewed publicly. A court can still unseal them at a later date, especially if you are convicted of another crime.
Obtaining an expungement can help prevent your past from being a burden to your future. Clearing your record may help you achieve more favorable outcomes in regard to:
With so much at stake it is wise to hire an experienced legal team to evaluate your eligibility for expungement and to prepare and pursue a petition on your behalf.
We care. We fight. We help our clients put their lives back together. To seek an expungement in Virginia, speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Call us at 434-973-7474 or contact us online. We have offices conveniently located in Charlottesville, Palmyra and Harrisonburg.
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