Fairfax Expungement Lawyer
Did you know that even if you were never actually convicted of a crime, your criminal record still reflects the charge?
This kind of criminal record can be visible to almost anyone, including employers, government entities, and others.
You have the right to seek an expungement of any criminal charge for which you were found not guilty or which was dismissed. At Priale & Racine, PLLC, in Fairfax, we work with clients throughout the different Northern Virginia jurisdictions; including the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, to help them clear their criminal records.
An Effective and Experienced Fairfax Expungement Attorney
Do not assume that being found not guilty or having your case dismissed is the end of your case. The record of your arrest and any subsequent prosecution remains on your record and can create difficulty now and in the future if you:
- Seek employment
- Pursue a promotion
- Try to buy or rent a home
- Apply for a loan
- Request any kind of security clearance
If you have an arrest on your record, whatever the criminal charge involved, and you had your case dismissed, the charges were dropped, the prosecutor enters a nolle prosequi or you were found not guilty, our office will work with you to get an expungement and clear your name. We offer experience handling expungements for Northern Virginia clients and we provide thorough counsel that is focused on getting results.
Virginia Expungement Law
Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 19.2-392.2 (A), you may file a Petition for Expungement of a criminal charge only in the following cases:
- The Petitioner was acquitted (found not guilty) of the charge.
- The charge was nolle prosequi (not prosecuted) or dismissed.
- The Petitioner was charged with assault and battery or a misdemeanor for which there is a remedy by civil action when the injured party acknowledges to the court that there has been satisfaction for the injury, and the court grants an order discharging (dismissing) the case pursuant to Virginia Code Section 19.2-151.
- The Petitioner’s name or identification have been used without consent or authorization by a Defendant in a criminal case or cases.
- The Petitioner who was convicted of a crime is subsequently granted an Absolute Pardon by the Governor.
Expungement in Virginia is a civil law remedy available to people who can claim actual innocence. This means that even if you were found not guilty of a crime, you may still be denied expungement of your record.
Contact A Fairfax Expungement Lawyer With Proven Success In Expungements In Virginia
We offer a free initial consultation to all clients. Visit my Fairfax, Virginia, office and let us review your case to explore your options for clearing your record. We will provide clear and direct advice designed to help you take action to clear your name and reputation.