A criminal record is embarrassing and can affect future employment. When it is discovered that you were arrested or charged for a crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia, people make assumptions about the facts of the case that may not be true. Even if there were special circumstances to the incident that explain your innocence, you may never get the chance to explain them to a licensing board or prospective employer.
Virginia allows for the expungement of criminal records in certain circumstances:
• The defendant was charged and subsequently acquitted.
• The charges were nolle prossed (not processed) by the prosecution.
• The petitioner's name was fraudulently used by another person in their arrest, but was not actually the person charged.
At the Law Offices of John Greenside & Associates, we can put our experience to work for you. Why suffer the effects of a charge that you were not convicted of any longer? Call us today.