Q: convicted at 18 for a crime done at 15 , im now 39 how to get it sealed or removed?
in the state of virgina i comited a crime at the age of 15, was areested and convited of armed robbery at the age of 18 , sentanced did my time and got out , im wanting to know if its possible to have itsealed or something like that so employeers will not be able to see how stupid iwas as a kid ? i mean its been over 10 years sincei was released well over 10 years probally closer to 15 or 16 ( 2006 was my release year )
A: Generally speaking, criminal convictions in VA are never sealed or removed, especially crimes of violence. It does not matter how many years have passed since conviction or sentence has been served. However, you can write to the VA Governor requesting that you obtain your civil rights back. Then a petition can be brought to the Court with documentation supporting the reason for wanting your record sealed. At this point, I would suggest retaining an attorney to assist you, but you still may still be unsuccessful.
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