Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Virginia

Q: Husband charged DV 2002 completed probation & told after completion charges dismissed under 1st offender but weren’t why

He also attended anger management and paid fees. He assumed it was automatically dismissed after completion only to find out years later it wasn’t. Is there anything he can do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If he can show it was supposed to be dismissed and he complied 100 percent then yes. He has to show it was essentially a clerical error.

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