Erase Your Record

Clean Slate Virginia is a law firm dedicated to clearing criminal records.

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Experience

Virginia’s new record sealing or “expungement law” requires an experienced lawyer. Clean Slate Virginia has over 20 years of experience in criminal law and expungements.

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Advocacy

Clean Slate Virginia uses Virginia’s expungement laws and new Virginia 2025 record sealing laws to clear your criminal record.
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Results

Clean Slate Virginia has successfully expunged Virginia misdemeanors and felonies for over 20 years.

What is Clean Slate Virginia?

Clean Slate Virginia is a law firm that focuses exclusively on clearing criminal records. Clean Slate Virginia uses new Virginia sealing laws and existing expungement laws to clear criminal records throughout the entire state of Virginia.

When criminal convictions are sealed, they cannot be seen by the public or employers. Call now to speak directly with a lawyer about having your prior conviction sealed.

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A criminal record doesn’t have to determine your future…

9 out of 10 employers use background checks when hiring.

Only half of applicants with criminal records get call backs or job offers.

Seal your conviction and open the door to new job opportunities.

Criminal convictions that are sealed do not appear on background checks. Your name and conviction will permanently be removed from the court’s online docket system.

First offender drug charges that were dismissed are seen by employers and the public.

Charges that are dismissed stay on the court’s online docketing system and stay on your criminal record.

First offender felony drug cases can now be sealed.

Once sealed, you may deny or not disclose your arrest or charge when applying for jobs. Your name and conviction will permanently by removed from the court’s online docket system.

9 out of 10 landlords conduct background checks on applicants.

The companies that conduct these checks are often unregulated and not required to register with a government agency.

Turn the home of your dreams into a reality.

You don’t have to reveal sealed convictions to landlords when applying to rent or purchase a home.

Put the past behind you.

Qualifying convictions can be sealed if you have:
  • For a felony, no new criminal convictions within 10 years
  • For a misdemeanor, no new criminal convictions within 7 years
  • Proven rehabilitation if record shows drug dependence
  • No more than two convictions previously sealed
  • The continued existence of the conviction constitutes manifest injustice
  • Never convicted of Class 1 or 2 felony or charge that carries a life sentence
  • Not convicted of Class 3 or 4 felony within 20 years
  • Not convicted of a felony within 10 years

How it works

In order to seal your Virginia record, there is a ten year waiting period for felonies and seven year waiting period for misdemeanors before they are eligible to be sealed. During that time, there can be no new criminal convictions.

When can I seal my VA record?

Find out when you will be eligible to seal your qualifying Virginia record by inputting your last conviction date below:


Date of misdemeanor conviction:
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Date of felony conviction:
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My Results

You are eligible to seal your Virginia record as of:


It’s never too early to start planning your future. Contact Clean Slate Virginia today to find out how we can help.


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Which convictions can be sealed?

Frequent Misdemeanor Convictions that can be sealed include (but are not limited to):

  • Assault (not domestic assault)
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • False report to law enforcement
  • Threats
  • Drunk in Public
  • Destruction of property
  • Computer harassment
  • Trespass with intent to damage
  • Distribution of marijuana
  • Concealed weapon
  • Brandishing
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Issuing a Bad Check
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Narcotics
  • Soliciting Prostitution
  • Prostitution
  • Residing in a bawdy place
  • Profane or threatening language over the airways
  • Reckless handling of firearm
  • Sexual Battery
  • Stalking
  • Violation of Protective Order
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Frequent Felony convictions that can be sealed include (but are not limited to):

  • Grand Larceny
  • Credit Card Theft
  • Receiving or Buying Stolen Goods
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny of Bank Notes
  • Unauthorized Use of Vehicle
  • Obtaining Money by False Pretenses
  • Perjury
  • Shooting from Vehicle
  • Larceny with Intent to Sell
  • Assault on Law enforcement (some)
  • Unlawful wounding
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Carnal Knowledge (some)
  • Statutory Rape (without force)
  • Indecent Liberties
  • Child Abuse
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Exceptions: ALL Misdemeanors except DUI, Domestic Assault, and Commercial Vehicle DUI can be sealed. ALL Class 5 and 6 Felonies except Involuntary Manslaughter, and Felony DUI (with or without injury) can be sealed.*

* Visit our Resources page for a complete list of convictions that can be sealed.
For questions about your specific conviction, call Clean Slate Virginia at (804) 248-0400 for a free consultation.

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Mr.Townsend gave me excellent clarification on the Clean Slate Law in Virginia. I would recommend his service to everyone that will need to apply for the Clean Slate Law.
Mr. Townsend was so helpful in resolving a legal issue that I had. He graciously explained the law and then advised me on how to proceed. I highly recommend him.
Response from the owner: Thank you! I'm always happy to help!
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I never thought I could have felony charges dismissed and expunged, but Clean Slate Virginia made it happen! Clean Slate Virginia was there for me through my entire legal process. I strongly recommend Clean Slate Virginia for anyone who has criminal charges and wants to have them expunged!
Response from the owner: DeMonte, I am so glad we could get such great results for your case! You deserve all the benefits of your hard work. I wish you the best going forward with your promising life! Best of luck with school and your apprenticeship. Please keep me posted of all of your achievements.
Thank you George Townsend. The information and advise regarding my concerns pertaining to my specific situation is immensely helpful. I would highly recommend your office to everyone with concerns about this new law coming soon to Virginia.Edward Tizon Jones
Response from the owner: Thanks so much! Glad I could help!
It was refreshing to speak to an attorney that genuinely cares about helping others. Attorney George Townsend understands the finer details of the law & how to apply them correctly. I am really impressed! Many thanks-
Response from the owner: Michael, thank you for the kind words!
Mr. Townsend is a great lawyer! I put a request on his website & got back to me on the same day!!! He helped & advised with expunging my record. He also sent a letter regarding on my expungement process for jobs I was interviewing.Thank you!
Response from the owner: Daniel, so glad to help you!
All charges dismissed
Response from the owner: Stephanie, I’m so glad we were able to resolve your case and look forward to the positive results of expungement for you!
Mr Townsend is a man of his word. He's very respectful and open to understanding all situations and and giving the best he has to offer and more than you could ask for! Thank you Mr Townsend! God bless!
Response from the owner: Mark, it was great to work with you! I'm glad things are going so well for you! Thank you for the kind words.
It was an humbling experience meeting George, from beginning to end he heard my case out which resulted in a dismissal case. I recommend him in any future cases or etc.
Response from the owner: Michael, thanks much! I am so happy your case was dismissed and you received justice!
The Townsend Law Firm is dedicated to helping those to navigate the legal system by providing the very best legal advice! In addition, their years of experience in and out of the courtrooms will give you a fighting chance to win your case.Their New Clean Slate program is revolutionary regarding second chance opportunities by having your record, will bring new life to those who perhaps had unfortunate encounters with the justice system.We highly recommend George Townsend and Firm!!!
Response from the owner: Cruz, thank you for the kind words! Clean Slate Virginia is working hard to use new Virginia laws to clear criminal records.
I was not approved of a court appointed lawyer and I met George outside a courtroom! I'm very grateful he was able to take on my case and help me regardless of what I might of have going on. I ended up avoiding jail time and I'm very grateful for him! This was my first time needing a lawyer, If anyone I know need a lawyer I'll be sure to recommend Clean Slate VA. Thanks again!
Response from the owner: Britney, so glad to help you! Keep up all the great work you do in our community!
Mr. Townsend is an outstanding attorney! He is easy to communicate with, put up a tough fight for my case, and definitely won’t settle for anything less than not guilty plea. My experience with him was great. He fought for my case successfully and won it for me and the charges got dismissed completely with a not guilty plea!!! So thank you Mr. Townsend and keep helping those in need of your services and winning cases for them!
Response from the owner: Rashed, thank you for the kind words! So glad we could have your charge dismissed!
Attorney Townsend was of great help!!! I needed an expungement and he helped me through everything and made sure it was granted.
Response from the owner: Thanks Margaret! So glad we could have your case expunged!
Did a great job handling my case
Response from the owner: Cee, glad we could get the results you deserved!
Response from the owner: Thanks, Amanda!
Honestly, not sure what I would’ve done without Mr.Townsend’s help. He’s honest & easy to work with, didnt waste a minute on anything that wouldn’t help my case. 10/10 would recommend.
Response from the owner: Aimee, thank you for the gracious words! It was a pleasure working with you!
I would like to say this lawyer here is nothing but outstanding! You will be glad with your outcome! Geroge Townsend is nothing but amazing! Not to mention not too expensive! If ever needs a lawyer ,call him he specializes in any case you can imagine!!You won’t be disappointed!!!
Response from the owner: Renique, thank you so much for your words! I am so pleased that we were able to resolve all of your matters just the way you wanted!
The best attorney ever. My first time ever being in trouble, he helped me through the process. I trusted him completely, I always felt he had my best interest at heart. He communicated clearly, was always quick to answer questions and point me in the right direction. He cared and didn’t want an 18 year old who made a big mistake to have to pay for it for his whole life. I’m grateful and would recommend George a million times over.
Response from the owner: Tyler, thank you for the review! It was a pleasure working with you!
He is one of the best me and my family been dealing with him for years he going to take his time and put his heart in his work and your case my grandma even like him a lot so if you want the best come to clean slate Virginia
Response from the owner: Bobby, thank you so much for your kind words! You and your family are such great people!
Response from the owner: Richard, thanks for the review! It was great working with you!
George Townsend is a awesome lawyer i had him for almost 2 years an hes always wanted whats best for me. Ive definitly have changed my life for the better since i first met him but its great having a lawyer that u feel truly cares about u an whats best for you
Response from the owner: Samantha, I couldn’t be more happy for you and your future!
Mr. Townsend is a very knowledgeable attorney. He understood the situation and provided the best legal advice and guidance all along. Always available with prompt response and excellent service.I would highly recommend his law firm.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words!
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Don’t wait! Act now and be prepared for your future

Studies show that eligible people wait to have criminal convictions sealed until they are seeking employment or residence. It takes time to have your conviction sealed. Act now and be prepared for the future.

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Clean Slate Virginia, PLLC
14321 Winter Breeze Drive, Suite 134
Midlothian, VA 23113

(804) 248-0400