Henrico County VA Petition for Expungement Lawyer
An Expungement is the legal process that erases or seals the records of a criminal offense from police and court records. If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal violation in Henrico County, but were not convicted, then you may be eligible to petition the Circuit Court to have the police and court records of your case sealed. A criminal record can negatively affect your career and future – even if you were not convicted. Let us review your case. We may be able to help!
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.
Petition for Expungement Attorney Henrico County VA Circuit Court Lawyer
A Petition for Expungement to erase or seal a Henrico VA criminal arrest or charge from police and court records is filed in the Henrico 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 Henrico County VA Expungement Attorney for your case because the Henrico Commonwealth Attorney can object to the Petition. Such an objection does not mean you will lose.
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Experienced Henrico VA Lawyers for Expungement of Criminal Record
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a prominent local Henrico County VA law firm with over 45 years of combined legal experience. Our lawyers are successful with Petitions for Expungement of criminal records in the Henrico County VA Circuit Court. The criminal records to be expunged from police and court files may include a felony arrest or a misdemeanor charge. We have a long track record of success with convincing Henrico County Circuit Court Judges to grant our Petitions for Expungement.
Seal Henrico VA Criminal Records for Privacy and Professional Reasons
We understand that the police and court records of your Henrico VA 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 an educational or professional 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.
Henrico Circuit Court Petition to Expunge Granted by Judge
In this case, our client was accused of soliciting a prostitute. The client’s criminal case was filed with the Henrico General District Court. We convinced the District Court Judge to enter an order that dropped the case. We then filed a Petition for Expungement in the Circuit Court. Judge Wallerstein was the presiding Judge on our Petition. The Judge was convinced by our petition, granted it, and ordered the police and court records of our clients case to be sealed. Click on image to see court order.
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.
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5/4/2021 | Updated 6/4/2021