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Richmond VA Expungement of Criminal Record AttorneyA 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. Click Above Image for Actual Court Order of Richmond Assault & Battery Expungement 

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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local Richmond VA law firm with over 60 years of combined legal experience. Our lawyers are successful with Petitions for Expungement of criminal records in the Richmond VA Circuit Court. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. 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. Our firm has been positively reviewed more than any other law firm that represents clients in Richmond VA.

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Petition for Expungement Attorney Richmond VA Circuit Court LawyerThe 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. Ultimately it is up to the Judge on whether the Petition to Expunge is granted and the police and court records are sealed.

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Free Consultation with Highest Rated Richmond VA Expungement AttorneySome folks think they do not need help with expunging or sealing the records of their criminal cases. The biggest issues for most are the lack of experience and legal knowledge. The average person does not understand the legal process and is not equipped to properly present the case in the Richmond VA Circuit Court. Our experienced law firm knows the best tactics for obtaining results. We spend hours in the Courts every week and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the Commonwealth Attorney’s who handle expungement cases. This specialized knowledge is invaluable in order to present your best case.

Richmond VA Expungement of Criminal Record Cases Are Adversarial

Richmond VA Expungement of Criminal Record Cases Are Adversarial By DesignIf you have been petitioning to have the police and court records of your Richmond VA criminal case expunged or sealed, then your case will eventually be set before the Richmond Circuit Court. These cases are adversarial by design. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the petitioner and the respondent. The respondent is the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Richmond Commonwealth Attorney represents the commonwealth. The adversarial system is designed to ensure a fair process subject to the rules of law and evidence by allowing each side to present their case and to be able to challenge the other’s arguments and evidence. The Richmond Judge ultimately evaluates the evidence & arguments and makes a ruling.

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Super Lawyers for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic DefenseSuper Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas – including lawyers that handle expungement matters – who have attained a high-degree of recognition and achievement. Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys nationwide across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes using a patented process of independent research and peer input. Our Richmond VA expungement lawyers have been recognized as Virginia Super Lawyers since 2009. No more than five percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. This recognition is merit based. Retain a Richmond VA expungement attorney who has been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer.

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Richmond VA Expungement Attorney Petition to Expunge Seal Criminal RecordThe 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.

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5/2/2021 | Updated 3/22/2024