Q: When convicted of a violent felony as a minor, how do you go about expunging your records? Is it automatic? (Virginia)
We are in virginia. my partner was convicted of a violent felony as a minor (he was 17 at the time). he just turned 21 this year, so we were curious if he would need to petition the courts to have the records sealed/expunged… or if this is something the state will do automatically?
some other info: he did serve some time in jail, as he turned 18 while incarcerated. about 3 ish months.
I read somewhere that expungements were done when the person turned 21, and others say 5 years after the offense. which is accurate? Thank you!!
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