Grand Prairie, TX asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Does the charge exist or not? I cant find a record of it.

I was charged with a domestic violence charge several years ago and plead guilty, took the required courses... did 2 years good behavior. The case was dismissed and I cant find a record of the case in the virginia system at all. I'm wondering if it is showing up in background checks for jobs and college.

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Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Charges that involve juveniles or those like child endangerment & domestic assault are process in Juvenile & Domestic Relations court. Cases in that court are not posted on line. Yes, a domestic assault charge will likely show up on a criminal record check: that you were charge and it was dismissed. You cannot expunge this charge.

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