A criminal record is created when arrested or charged with committing a crime. This can negatively affect your career – even if not convicted. If you have been arrested for a felony or even released on a summons for a criminal misdemeanor and were not convicted of the offense, then you may be eligible to have the criminal record of your case sealed or erased from police and court records. A Petition for Expungement is the legal process that seals the record of a criminal offense from police and court records.
NOTE: For purposes of expungement, a conviction includes cases where the evidence was found to be sufficient for a finding of guilt even if not convicted.
Experienced Chesterfield Lawyers for Expungement of Criminal Records
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an experienced local law firm with over 45 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys have a track record of success with Petitions for Expungement of criminal records in the Chesterfield VA Circuit Court. The criminal records to be erased or expunged from police and court files may include a felony arrest or a misdemeanor charge. We have the experience to convince Chesterfield County Circuit Court Judges to grant our Petitions for Expungement.
Petition for Expungement Lawyer Chesterfield County VA Circuit Court
A Petition for Expungement to erase or seal a Chesterfield VA criminal case from police and court records is filed in the Chesterfield County Circuit Court. The mere filing of a Petition for Expungement does not automatically mean the criminal record of your case will be erased. Retain the best Chesterfield VA Expungement Lawyer for your case because the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Chesterfield can object to the Petition. Such an objection does not mean you will lose.
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Seal Chesterfield VA Criminal Records for Professional and Privacy Reasons
We understand that records of your Chesterfield County criminal case is sensitive information. Many clients elect to seal the police and courts records of their criminal cases if they have the opportunity. Do not lose a professional or educational opportunity – if possible – because of a criminal charge that did not result in a conviction. Virginia law prohibits an employer or educational institution from requiring an applicant to disclose information concerning a criminal charge that has been expunged.
NOTE: Private background check companies may possess records related to cases that have now been expunged. Contact them directly for removal of the expunged records.