Q: When will Virginia begin to expunge minor crimes/convictions from people’s records?
I have three firearms convictions: 1973; discharge firearm within town limits (1) another discharge firearm within town limits; 2013, as well as reckless handling of firearm on same date.
A: Unfortunately Virginia does not allow for the expungement of any crimes of which you plead or were found guilty at this time. This would be an argument to plead to the legislature so they could enact some kind of plan regarding misdemeanor expungement in Virginia. As of right now, these crimes will always appear on your record but have a lesser degree of importance as time passes.
This is the link to the Virginia Code on Expungements: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter23.1/section19.2-392.2/
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