One thing that Virginia is famous for is its archaic expungement laws. As it stands, our expungement framework leaves far too many people labeled a criminal for life regardless of the changes they make or the contributions to their community.
The killing of George Floyd was horrific. However, his death spawned changes in the Commonwealth. This includes our expungement laws. And, hopefully, further progress is on its way in the coming years.
Given that, we’ve created this page as a resource. We will do our best to update this page with articles, videos, and other information. However, do not rely on this information as legal advice. Instead, we recommend that you contact an attorney for specific information about your case.
Articles that we think are helpful
- A General Overview of Virginia Expungement Law.
- Virginia broadens “otherwise dismissed” expungements.
- Our thoughts on Virginia’s Expungement Laws (this was written before the Virginia General Assembly’s 2020 Special Session).
Useful “Self-help” Court Resources.
You may not want to (or even need to) hire an attorney for your expungement. To that end, below are some useful information packages created by local courts. They include useful form pleadings that can help you navigate an expungement on your own.
- Fairfax Circuit Court’s Expungement Page.
- Loudoun Circuit Court’s Expungement Page.
- Arlington Circuit Court’s Expungement Page.
Note: As of July 1, 2021, Virginia’s Expungement Laws will be changing. So, make sure to check back once we have a chance to review the new statutes in detail. It’s our understanding that some expungements will be “automatic” and not require you to go to court. For more information, stay tuned!
Still have questions about Virginia Expungements?
Make sure to reach out to Abrenio Law at Ph. 703-570-4180. You can also learn more about James Abrenio here.