A criminal arrest or charge creates a criminal record that can negatively affect your career – even if not convicted. If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Richmond VA and were not convicted of the offense, then you may be eligible to have the criminal record of your case expunged or erased from police and court records. Petition for Expungement is the legal process to expunge or erase 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.
Petition for Expungement Attorney Richmond VA Circuit Court Lawyer
The Petition for Expungement to erase or seal the Richmond VA criminal arrest or charge from police and court records is filed in the Richmond Circuit Court. The mere filing of a Petition for Expungement does not automatically mean your petition will be granted. Retain the best Richmond VA Expungement Attorney for your case because the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney can object to the Petition. Such an objection does not mean you will lose.
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Experienced Richmond VA Attorneys for Expungement of Criminal Record
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local Richmond VA law firm with over 45 years of combined legal experience. Our lawyers are successful with Petitions for Expungement of criminal records in the Richmond 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 Richmond Circuit Court Judges to grant our Petitions for Expungement.
Seal Richmond VA Criminal Records for Privacy and Professional Reasons
The record of a Richmond VA criminal charge – even if the case was dismissed – is considered sensitive information by most clients. We understand. 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.
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.